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Urban Street Art: Green Graffiti (12 pics)

Using “green guerrilla tactics,” eco-minded street artist Edina Tokodi brings nature closer to city dwellers through her living works of art. Unlike most other types of art forms, her site-specific moss installations are meant to be touched, felt. “City dwellers often have no relationship with animals or greenery,” says Tokodi. “As a public artist I feel a sense of duty to draw attention to deficiencies in our everyday life. As a cultivator of eco-urban sensitivity, I usually go back to the sites to visit my ‘plants' or ‘moss,' sometimes to repair them a bit, but nothing more generally as they tend to get enough water from the air, condensation, and rain – especially in certain seasons.” “I also like to let them live by themselves. From the moment I put them on the street they start to have their own life. For me, the reaction of life on the street is also very important. I am curious about how people receive them, if they just leave them alone, or if they want to, take care of them or dismantle them.” Tokodi studied graphic art and design at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts and also completed urban design course work in Milan, Italy. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Edina Tokodi's website

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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