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Exquisite Bobbin Lace Mural Adds a Delicate Touch to a Blank Facade

Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon has recently brought her delicate works to the streets of Bobowa, cloaking a building in a beautiful “bobbin lace” mural. We've long admired her outdoor ornamentation, which can take the form of large-scale paintings or small stamped sculptures. Here, she's used a large, detailed stencil to spray the doily on the side of a wall, shading it to create the illusion that there's a giant textile draped from the roof down to the floor. It's an exquisite addition to everyday architecture, turning the once-dull facade into an intricate work of art.

NeSpoon's use of the bobbin lace motif references the pattern's long history in Poland. It came to the country from Italy in the 16th century, and today, Bobowa is known for keeping the lace's tradition alive.

NeSpoon: Behance
via [Street Art News]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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