On the Job
‘Fruit artist’ puts her skills on display
Iris Matos calls herself a “fruit artist,” priding herself on beautifully arranged bouquets and arrangements of sculpted fresh fruit that she creates for Edible Arrangements in Methuen. She grew up visiting Puerto Rico, grabbing mangos from the trees in the backyard and eating kiwis fresh from produce stands, so she loved the idea of taking fresh strawberries, pineapple, grapes, oranges, cantaloupes, and honeydews and making them into centerpieces or gifts. Matos creates anywhere from 30 to 200 fruit arrangements a day.