Gallery: Live Moss Street Poetry by Anna Garforth


Moss graffiti and guerilla gardening are no doubt all the rage for colonizing and beautifying neglected patches of the hood. Mosstika has reclaimed abandoned urban lots and transit stations and now Anna Garforth has a strategy for open air moss-typography that is literally a ‘mossenger’ for her poetically green ideas. It’s a synthesis that has resonance beyond street-based practice, as Garforth uses live moss text to spell out her environmental concerns with the hopes of providing a voice for the overlooked and ignored. Civilization’s cries mixed with nature’s persistence are definitely a compelling way to talk about the fragile state of what moves us.

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  1. warrensensei May 2, 2011 at 8:31 am

    So, does the moss continue to live? This would be /really/ awesome if the moss took root and actually remained, but I’m not sure how that would work with all the paint there.

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