Any nature lover likely regards living green walls as the pinnacle of indoor landscaping, but the required maintenance, excessive watering and complex lighting can be daunting. Thanks to Artisan Moss, now nearly anyone can achieve the same level of lush greenery, minus the hefty upkeep and resource consumption. The northern Californian designers preserve sustainably harvested moss and other botanicals within uniquely handcrafted and easy-to-care-for works of art that can last decades – take a closer look after the jump.
Artisan Moss founder Erin Kinsey developed a stunning technique for preserving botanicals into timeless “plant paintings” with 100 percent sustainably harvested moss from private sources in the U.S., green plants and branches. Using entirely non-toxic food-grade preserving methods and pigments, Erin adheres to ecologically mindful “no-waste” methods, even reusing preservation materials on various projects. The end result is an extraordinary piece of art, made in the USA, with no two works being exactly the same. As long as you keep these moss paintings away from the sun, they will last decades.
As a native of northern California, Erin was always inspired by the majestic nature of the Sierras and Coastal Range. After working as a landscape designer, muralist and fine art restorer, she was driven by the notion that maintaining one’s connection with the natural world is critical to survival in the Digital Age. Aware of the on-going maintenance required for living walls, Erin sought to develop a way to preserve real plants into maintenance-free art.
While living green walls are a costly investment, Artisan Moss’ plant paintings are surprisingly accessible. Their Etsy shop offers affordably-priced, made-to-order pieces that range from 12×12 hangings to larger works that cover entire walls. No matter the size, each carefully crafted work of art effortlessly brings nature indoors — something we could all use more of.