Hugh Findletar

Born in Jamaica and educated in New York, Hugh Findletar moved to Italy 23 years ago where he quickly and forever fell in love with Murano and its glass blowers. Photographer by trade with a particular interest in portraiture and being a florist as he jokingly defines himself, he worked for seven years before introducing the world and our tables to his flamboyant “Flowerheadz”. The roots of this project lie deep into his love for eternal endurance (glass being the only material to offer this to humanity) and his influences: Ancient Greece, Eritrea and banquet cups from the Roman Empire. Each head has its own character, and they are real personalities — each has a name (Tess, Chris, Tyron, Agnes and Hugh) and they all assume their Baroque essence.