Written by Elsa Brown: Grass that pokes through sidewalk cracks and vines that climb up city walls have always been nature’s way of injecting green into the built environment. Artist Edina Tokodi wields the natural world’s penchant for decorating urban space in the creation of her moss graffiti. Examples of her work, in the form of fuzzy emerald silhouettes of bunnies, birds and deer, were spotted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn recently by GOOD Magazine, who shared the following excerpt from Tokodi’s artist statement:
“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. I am curious about how people receive them, if they just leave them alone, or if they want to take care of them or dismantle them. This is what makes my work similar to graffiti, although I am searching for a deeper social meaning…” Click Read More for additional information and photos.