Moss is the new spray paint, apparently. For years now, eco-artists around the world have been pruning the rootless plant to create spectacular works of art.
One of these sculpters is Hungarian-born, Brooklyn-based Edina Tokodi.
Her living, breathing pieces began popping up on the streets of Brooklyn a few years ago. Photos of her creations recently became available on her Flickr account. They can also be found at her studio, Mosstika.
“I think that our distance from nature is already a cliché,” said Tokodi, to Inhabitat. “City dwellers often have no relationship with animals or greenery. As a public artist I feel a sense of duty to draw attention to deficiencies in our everyday life. As a cultivator of eco-urban sensitivity, I usually go back to the sites to visit my “plants” or “moss”, sometimes to repair them a bit, but nothing more generally as they tend to get enough water from the air, condensation, and rain—especially in certain seasons.”