Westland Place Studios

Barbara Tong

Barbara was born in Hong Kong and gained her first degree in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics. Started learning flower design as a hobby in 2002, Barbara has quickly fallen in love with this art form; she looks at it as sculpture/ installation using botanical materials and the idea of the materials making the work ever changing gives another definition to the work, time as a material. She made her debut to world-level competition in 2006 at the Japan Flower Design Award and won the Sachio Yoshioka Award; since then, she has decided to take a more creative and enjoyable path.

Barbara graduated from Chelsea College of Art with a degree in Fine Art in 2011.

Image: The Blessings (2014)