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Street Artist Adds a Delicate Touch of Lace to Public Urban Spaces

Inspired by the dainty doily, street artist NeSpoon is known for her delicate designs that adorn—and subsequently spruce up—public spaces around the world.

Like in the past, the Warsaw-based artist and lover-of-lace fashions pieces that mimic the fine fabric’s elaborate patterns and fragile aesthetic. In an email, she tells us: “I create works that are somewhere in between street art, pottery, painting, and sculpture.” She produces an array of works with a range of materials. Using a classic combination of stencils and spray paint, she transforms plain facades and simple walls into canvases covered in whimsical patterns. She also molds site-specific ceramics that dress up everything from a conspicuous crack in the pavement to a tree trunk, as well as large-scale, crocheted installations that liven up dark corners with brilliant geometric spiderwebs.

So, why lace? “Because in laces there is an aesthetic code,” she explains, “which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony. Isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively?”  

Clearly more than meets the eye, NeSpoon uses her light and lacy art to channel and spread positivity—one doily at a time. 

NeSpoon: BehanceFacebook

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by NeSpoon.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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