livingExclusive Inspiration: Green Graffiti

o. 12 – March, 2012

Green Graffiti 1 © Anna Garforth
Green Graffiti 2 © Heligan Gardens
Green Graffiti 3 © Edina Tokodi
Green Graffiti 4 © Edina Tokodi
Green Graffiti 5 © Helen Nodding
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GREEN

GRAFFITI

What is Green Graffiti?
Green graffiti, also called eco-graffiti or moss graffiti, is a technique that uses living moss to create beautiful works of art. A unique and innovative practice, moss graffiti replaces traditional chemical spray paints with a mossy paint-like substance that can grow on its own.

In a world where it has become so important to both encourage and exercise environmental awareness, this living, breathing graffiti has become a greener creative outlet for street artists, lending new meaning to the term ‘urban jungle’.

Grow Your Own Graffiti Moss At Home
You will need:
A small handful of washed moss
2 cups of buttermilk or yoghurt
2 cups of beer or water
½ tsp sugar
Paint brush or spray mister

//Combine your moss, buttermilk, beer and sugar in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
//Use a paint brush or spray mister to the surface on which you wish your design to grow.
//Moss thrives best in damp areas, so if you are growing your artwork indoors or in a sunny spot be sure to spray it with water frequently.
//If you feel like some areas are growing quicker than others, just add more moss paint.

Try this recipe for moss graffiti in your garden!

Scroll the gallery for some stunning works of this rare and unusual art form.

written by Camilla Wagstaff

Cover Image: © Anna Garforth

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