Artist Statement: With my floral paintings I try to draw our attention to the emotional registry of our mind and bodies. By going through the essence of a flower, one transcends the physical appearance of that flower, and is in a protected and sacred space of beauty to discern social realities. As a painter with a background in International Relations studies, I am passing on social science knowledge about the role of human nature in our conflicts in society through the symbolism and beauty of flowers. I am happy to be speaking to my audience with the gentle language of flowers, because my eyes have seen enough of violence. Florescencism is a philosophy of flowering based on human nature, with a floral language in painting. It is my humble contribution both to the artistic world, and to the field of International Relations.