MEET THE ARTIST
Miquela Raiche is a Canadian visual artist and designer.
She graduated with distinction from the Design Studies program in 2006,
and spent the next decade working in home furnishing and
interior design. In 2016, she moved to Northern California
with her family and opened her online shop, Great Hon-
our Goods. Following her move to California, she became
fascinated by the region’s native plants and flowers. She
began photographing local flower farms and started to ex-
periment with plants and flowers as an artistic medium. In
2020, she participated in an online challenge to create fac-
es using foliage. After her first floral portrait—using only
the items found beneath her feet—she knew she found a
medium she loved. Her interior work has been featured by
Domino magazine, ORIGIN magazine, Apartment Therapy
and more. Her portrait work was most recently shared on-
line by The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
I love finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. To look
a little bit closer at the world around and see something
that might otherwise be perceived as nothing. A fallen leaf
might be the perfect lip shape, a bloomed poppy the per-
fect “letter O” or an acorn the most charming hair curl.
Often times, one little found item will inspire an entire
piece of mine. My process is a delicate one, and a practice
in patience, as I do not glue, tape or secure any part of my
work. It’s simply nature, balancing together. In one quick
breath, it can all disappear (and it has, many times). I con-
sider it my reminder that everything is temporary, change
is inevitable and we should never miss a chance to enjoy
what’s in front of us while it’s there.