Moss Graffiti: A Connection Between Art and Nature Today: Street Art

“As people become more Eco-friendly and environmentally aware, the idea of making living, breathing graffiti has become an exciting outlet for graffiti artists. Moss graffiti replaces spray paint and other such toxic chemicals and paints with a paintbrush and a moss “paint” that can grow on its own.”

It is important in the contextualisation of my project, that I look at artist’s that are creating a connection between Art and Nature in Today’s Society. Here I am looking at a method of art making rather than a particular artist. This is a prime example of people using natural materials to make art.

It has made me think about the fact that I have been combining my natural materials with Acrylic paint which is not a natural material and is very plasticy and therefore, I think it could possibly make me work less connected to nature and not make people connect with nature or realise it’s potential. Here these individuals have made their own moss paint and it grows, this is something I could experiment with but mostly this research has encouraged me to think about the fact that I could be making my own paints and my own pigments from nature, rather than using bought paints and mixing natural elements in with them because I believe this would make the connection stronger. Also, in terms of environmental issues, using only natural paints would be better for the environment.

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