Polish artist NeSpoon brought her lace-inspired art to the streets of Perth in one of her latest assignments. Her large-scale works, which often appear in unexpected places, contrast the delicate structure of lace with urban grit. However, NeSpoon doesn’t limit her canvas to cities—we’ve previously featured her doily art spun onto pieces of driftwood along Baltic’s Oak Beach.
Drawing inspiration from traditional embroidery, NeSpoon uses stencils and spray paint to create intricate lace patterns. Her designs, nicknamed “urban jewelry,” bring recognition of the largely forgotten practice of lace making back to the surface. In an interview with WYSK, Nespoon explains that she is drawn to lace because “in every lace we can find a universal aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony.”
Nespoon’s works are part of a growing subset of street art—including yarn bombing and pothole gardens—that has a softer aesthetic than traditional graffiti art, but is no less eye-catching. NeSpoon has beautified urban centers around the world, from Warsaw to Perth, with her delicate jewelry-like works. In addition to large stenciled murals, Nespoon has also created lace carvings and handmade lace installations.
Images via Nespoon