Here's a nice bit of mid-week eco-eye candy for you ... 

I've written about living walls and vertical gardens — exterior and sometimes interior walls of buildings that are completely or partially covered with vegetation — a bit in the past, including a post on the unfortunate demise of the UK's first living wall. Living walls, aside from their environmental appeal, also boast an aesthetically pleasing, sculptural quality. While not usually considered "art" per say, these unique gardens often prompt passersby to stop, stand back, absorb, and admire, just like a painting or other piece of "proper" art. So what happens when art and gardening intentionally collide full-force? 

Take a look at this beautiful project from Hungarian-born and trained, Brooklyn-based artist Edina Tokodi of living wall design/art studio Mosstika. Installed on the exterior wall of a building in (fittingly) Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the large wood frame has a built-in irrigation system and is layered with green succulent plants underneath. From a distance, the plants pop out of the frame resulting in an image of a woman. I think it's absolutely gorgeous. I'd like to see these everywhere, inside and outside. 

For more beautiful and unusual Mosstika projects, including Tokodi's signature stencil/moss silhouettes that have been popping up all over NYC (that's one of them pictured below) check out the Mosstika website

Via [Desginboom]

Photos: DesignBoom, Mosstika

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Art that's alive
Artist Edina Tokodi moves away from her primary medium, moss, to create a wow-inducing piece of succulent-based green art.