I bet Anna Garforth has more fun making graffiti than anybody else; certainly she has more impressive results. For her Mossenger project (Mossenger part one, Mossenger part two) Anna made letters out of moss, then affixed them to a brick wall. She sprays the text with water to keep it alive.
Erasmuspc.com includes Anna’s explanation:
Being interested in public art and ecology, it led me to thinking about sustainable grafitti. I collected a common moss that grows well on brick walls and glued it to the wall using a mixture of natural (bio active) yoghurt and sugar.
I blogged about moss graffiti years ago, but that was the paint-on method. I suspect that Anna’s lettercutting approach allows for much more precision.
More about Mossenger
- Art: Moss Graffiti in London – Bola Sociology Design
- Mossenger Event Details – ycnonline.com
- A few Mossenger photos – flickr.com
- Watch your skin peel photo – flickr.com
- Guerilla Moss Graffiti – erasmuspc.com
- anna garforth: mossenger – shape+colour
- Mossenger – organism: making art with living systems
Other moss graffiti pages
- Grow Your Own Graffiti Moss – Environmental Graffiti
- Operation Moss Graffiti – heavypetal.ca
- 20 Masterpieces of Green Graffiti – environmentalgraffiti.com
- Up for Extreme Gardening? Check your Moss Graffiti Recipe! – slicesoflife.com
- Green Graffiti by Artist Edina Tokodi – inhabitat
- Guerrilla Art – Moss Graffiti – Guardian article reprinted at guerrillagardening.org