The Mysterious Mr. Flower Fantastic

Turning sneakers into floral bouquets.

By: THURSD. | 07-07-2020 | 2 min read
Floral Art Floral Designs
Mr Flower Fantastic header on Thursd

New York-based artist Mr. Flower Fantastic first wowed the internet when he turned Serena Williams’ Nike Air Max '97 into a floral masterpiece during the US Open. This anonymous artist, whose abbreviation 'MFF' is also widely recognized, has built a reputation for combining floristry, sculpture, and today’s most sought-after sneakers.

Mr. Flower Fantastic

Mr. Flower Fantastic blends floristry and sculpture to produce one-of-a-kind pieces of pop art. Self-taught, self-made, and in his art, self-actualized, the man behind the mask has risen from humble beginnings in Queens, New York to become one of the most in-demand floral artists in the world.


Mr Flower Fantastic Brooklyn Bridge tulips
Get Well NYC🌷

It's About the Flower

His anonymity has a purpose: MFF wants his work to be about the flower, which he believes is one of the most powerful, universal gifts ever bestowed on humanity:

"Throughout history, the exchange of flowers was designed to bring peace. With my art and the platform I’ve been given, that’s exactly what I intend to do."


Mr Flower Fantastic rainbow
You are the pot of g 🌈✨


The sight of bouquets lining the bodegas of his youth kindled a passion for all things floral that only strengthened as MFF refined his artistic vision. Now he uses roses, tulips, lilies, and orchids as a painter uses primary colors.


Mr Flower Fantastic Frequency
Create your own frequency. 📶🌼 • #NYC Pull up to @champssports Times SQ. & check out my latest installation. Nike Air Max 97 Plus “Frequency”.


Twisted and Trimmed

These flowers are sourced from all over the world and delivered to his undisclosed studio. There, in his capable hands, they are twisted and trimmed into the unlikeliest of forms: a Nike Air Jordan sneaker, a laughing emoji, or a piece of street graffiti. When complete, each piece serves to encapsulate the larger story of Mr. Flower Fantastic’s one-of-a-kind practice - truly, a rose that grew in the unlikeliest of places.


Mr Flower Fantastic No Words
If you can’t say it with words, say it with flowers. 🤟🏿🌹

Mr Flower Fantastic Three designs
Three-Point Shooter


Special Thanks to Mr. Flower Fantastic: Instagram Mr. Flower Fantastic

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