Moss graffiti art
Moss graffiti art appeared on city buildings from the moss installations of animal figures and camouflage outgrowths made by Hungarian artist Edina Tokodi. With the help of “living pictures” Edina wanted to show the relationship between man and nature. Her idea has been in demand over the last few years with the use of her technology of written “green poem” in London, created numerous wall paintings in New York and Chicago. Moss is a beautiful living material for decorating anything. Even if your garden is in the average square-cluster dacha (or a modest corner of the courtyard of the city), you have all the chances to make a piece of it like a backdrop for a romantic medieval history.
Hungarian eco artist Edina Tokodi thinks that City dwellers often have no relationship with animals or greenery, and as an artist she feels a sense of duty to draw attention to ecological problems in our everyday life. “I am searching for a deeper social meaning and a dialogue with memories of the animals and gardens of my past in a small town in Central Europe. I believe that if everyone had a garden of their own to cultivate, we would have a much more balanced relation to our territories. Of course, a garden can be many things.”
It should be noted, that the moss grows after application, changing its dimension. Using a paint brush, the moss mixture is painted on a wall in the desired pattern and allowed to grow. The painting on the wall can be soft and pleasant to the touch. Moss graffiti – a new direction of art and it looks like it has a future. Environmentally friendly picture will just grow on the wall. If you are going to collect the moss, try to gather it from pavement, damp bricks, cement walkway, etc. Moss from the woods doesn’t work as well and should be left in the wild. If there is no moss on the walks and walls where you live, the moss paints probably won’t work in that climate.