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Lori Zimmer

Jennifer Illet's Inspiring Moss Graffiti Purifies the Air

by , 03/30/14
filed under: Art, gallery



green design, eco design, sustainable design, moss graffiti, Sprout Guerilla, Jennifer Ilett, Vandana Taxali, Artist Project Toronto, eco graffiti

Appearing as part of the Artist Project Toronto 2014 art fair, Ilett was asked to transform her signature illustrative style to a work of greenery. Sprout Guerilla, already known for their innovative Mossaic Tyles and Moss Graffiti Kits, utilized her artistic vision to take their DIY moss aesthetics to a new level. The kits that Ilett used contain hypnum sheet moss, which thrives in the shade and indoor environments- like an art fair. The dried and shredded moss is mixed with nutrients, making it easily spreadable and an ideal medium for the artists.

Related: Anna Garforth’s Phenomenal Green Graffiti Art is Made Out of Moss

Illet’s “Hello/Goodbye” is an extension of her illustrative work, except she uses an organic medium instead of traditional pencil and paint. The lush moss in the piece is both art and a living wall. Easily maintained indoors with little sunlight other than through nearby windows, the piece can double as a natural air filter that purifies the ambient air in a home, office or art gallery.

The whimsical moss masterpiece pokes fun at the dominance of technology over nature, offering viewers the option of unplugging and enjoying what nature has to offer.

+ Jennifer Ilett

+ Sprout Guerilla

Via Joquz

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