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Moss graffiti art

Moss graffiti art on city buildings

A bear in the woods. Moss graffiti art on city buildings

Moss graffiti art
First of all, moss graffiti – a new direction of art and it looks like it has a future. Environmentally friendly picture will just grow on the wall.
The author of these beautiful moss installations of animal figures appeared on the city buildings – a talented Hungarian artist Edina Tokodi. The “living pictures” camouflage outgrowths, attracting locals and visitors. According to Edina, her idea was simple – to show the relationship between man and nature. Meanwhile, such art has become in high demand, and the use of this technology over the last few years is growing. In addition to written “green poem” in London, street artists created numerous wall paintings in New York and Chicago. In fact, 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 still have chances. The chances to make a piece of art, like a backdrop for a romantic medieval history.

Moss graffiti art by Hungarian eco artist Edina Tokodi

The building decorated with Moss image. Moss graffiti art by Hungarian eco artist Edina Tokodi

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.”

However, the moss grows after application, changing its dimension. And the artists, using a paint brush, paint the desired pattern on a wall with a moss, allowing it to grow. Such moss painting on the wall is soft and pleasant to the touch.

And 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 let it stay untouched in the wild. Accordingly, if there is no moss on the walks and walls where you live, the moss paints probably won’t work in that climate.

Moss graffiti art