You are here: Home Homestead Living Art Moss Art Moss Art by Keiren April 21, 2016, 8:12 pm 24 Comments Bringing out the beauty of this 350-million-year-old plant. Mud Maiden Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornall, England www.heligan.com Mud Maiden Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornall, England. www.heligan.com The Giant’s Head Lost Gardens of Heligan. By Susan & Pete Hill. www.heligan.com Mud Maiden (a newer sister to above) By Susan & Pete Hill – Private Collection. www.flixya.com Eve by Susan & Pete Hill Eden Project, Cornwall. Flickr photo by Patricia Hamilton. www.eden-project.co.uk Eve’s Car Photo: www.2012forum.com Moss Graffiti—see recipe below. By Helen Nodding aka Ladybird Currently represented by Studio Caparelli, London. www.storiesfromspace.co.uk Moss Spider By Helen Nodding aka Ladybird Currently represented by Studio Caparelli, London. www.storiesfromspace.co.uk Moss Hideaway By Helen Nodding aka Ladybird Currently represented by Studio Caparelli, London. www.storiesfromspace.co.uk “One of the Moss bros fishing?” Presumably the arrangement didn’t suit the other. Dunkeld House, Perthshire. Photo: Simon Johnston www.geograph.org.uk Moss on Ceramic By Mineo Mizuno Born 1944, Gifu Prefecture, Japan Lives/works in Los Angeles since 1964. www.mineomizuno.com Moss on Ceramic By Mineo Mizuno Born 1944, Gifu Prefecture, Japan Lives/works in Los Angeles since 1964. www.mineomizuno.com Moss Guardians by William Ricketts environmentalgraffiti.com Moss & Rock Arangement By Sally J. Smith www.greenspiritarts.com Photo: www.ridingwiththetopdown.blogspot.com Bright Moss Door By Sally J. Smith www.greenspiritarts.com Moss Faerie House By Sally J. Smith of Lake Champlain, NY. www.greenspiritarts.com Moss Your City project by Norwegian design studio PUSHAK was installed during the London Festival of Architecture. www.homedesignart.com Moss Your City project by Norwegian design studio PUSHAK was installed during the London Festival of Architecture. www.homedesignart.com Terramac Moss Carpet Unika Ltd’s Terramac® is made of biodegradable plant biomass that is combined with resin to create a fabric which works as a kind of planter box, allowing you to lay it down and grow mosses and small plants indoors as a living carpet. Photo: www.interiordesign.net Moss Carpet Moss garden by Makoto Azuma. On a Terramac planter. www.unitika.co.jp Moss Urn by Mark Kintzel markkintzel.wordpress.com Moss covered seating Bomarzo, Italy Photo: www.planetware.com Moss Couch My Big Backyard Memphis, TN. www.ilovememphisblog.com Sedum Chair Debra Prinzing www.debraprinzing.com Moss Chair By Kyle Schuneman How to: www.casasugar.com Moss Acres Is a seller/gardener of moss in NE Pennsylvania. www.mossacres.com Midori no Tobira (Green Door) Chelsea Flower Show 2008. Designer: Kazuyuki Ishihara Photo: www.greenroofs.com Midori no Tobira Greenroof Inside view – note the table base. Designer: Kazuyuki Ishihara Photo: www.greenroofs.com Moss Enclosure Moss Acres – Moss extraordinaires! www.mossacres.com Moss Graffiti 2008, Dumbo, Brooklyn. By Artist Edina Tokodi. www.mosstika.com Moss Bathmat By Nguyen La Chanh of Switzerland. www.yankodesign.com Dried Moss Table With glass top = no maintenance. Ayodhya Furniture Thailand. www.ayodhyatrade.com Hokkaido Sanyu’s Miino Brand – ‘River Re Wall’ looks like a miniature zen garden hung on the wall. Behind the moss-covered wall panel is an irrigation system that generates a quiet, trickling sound of water. Expensive! Photo: CScoutJapan.com www.japantrends.com Annie’s Moss Garden Mountain Moss Enterprises – See lots more photos of moss gardens here! www.mountainmoss.com Majestic Wonders of the Northwest www.majesticwonders.tumblr.com Moss Garden jar-of-elixir.tumblr.com Moss Stairway www.mossacres.com Moss Sphere Roger Williams University, Rhode Island. The design of the 10-foot diameter sphere involved constructing a wood skeletal structure, stretching canvas, painting and applying moss. www.rwu.edu Helen Nodding’s Moss Graffiti Recipe (enough to create several small pieces or 1 large piece of graffiti) Ingredients 1 can of beer (others use yogurt or buttermilk) 1/2 teaspoon sugar Several clumps garden moss Supplies You will also need a plastic container (with lid), a blender and a paintbrush Directions To begin the recipe, first gather several clumps of moss (moss can usually be found in moist, shady places) and crumble them into a blender. Then add the beer and sugar and blend just long enough to create a smooth, creamy consistency. Now pour the mixture into a plastic container. Find a suitable damp and shady wall on which you can apply your moss milkshake. Paint your chosen design onto the wall (either free-hand or using a stencil). If possible try to return to the area over the following weeks to ensure that the mixture is kept moist. Soon the bits of blended moss should begin to re-couperate into a whole rooted plant – maintaining your chosen design before eventually colonising the whole area. www.storiesfromspace.co.uk Popular Mechanics Illustrated Step by Step Moss Paint Instructions: www.popularmechanics.com See more Previous article Nut-Free Vegan Crema: Cilantro-Lime Next article Hundertwasser Paintings and Textiles Written by Keiren Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. 24 Comments Leave a Reply wonderful, and mind blowing, except the moss bathmatt.Couldnt step on moss like that. What wonderful ideas. Reply Inspiring! I want to know how to do it. I’ve heard that mixing moss with yohurt and painting it on does the trick, but I haven’t had much success. Reply Astonishing and inspiring – Thanks! Two questions: Do you know that´s there are a whole city named Moss in Norway? Do I hear a symphony by Mozart in the background of your Moss art web site? Reply So creative and beautiful! Happy Earth Day! ‘We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the envrionment and is itself also deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and every abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions…’ From the Writings of the Bahai RFaith Reply This is soooo nice! What a beautiful thing to see in the morning 🙂 Makes my day Reply The best garden inspiration I’ve had in years. Thank you so much, and my garden thanks you. If I am successful with the plans you’ve planted in my head, photos to follow. Again, thanks, Sandy Reply I have seen a few of these…a few I want to make here on my 12 acres. I LOVE moss and the way it makes you feel. I love walking barefoot on mine as well! Teresa’s Plants & More Store http://www.teresasplants.com 1-800-803-8056 Reply I love the coffee table container of moss. I want to do something like this! Reply I found a rock in a dry creek bed by my house with two eyes and the mouth that are moss.Do you have a e-mail I can send you a photo of it.The rock is 25′ long 14′ wide and about 125 pounds.The face is 5′ acrost. Its real and not touched.Thank you. Reply I just have to say that all this art is beautiful and fills me with a sense of wonder and whimsy. A feeling I cherish VERY MUCH! So again, thank you so much. Reply We have so much moss on our property I want to try doing something on the old tractor cab we have at the end of the drive. Hope it works on the inside as well. I’m excited to get started. Reply wow moosarts are very interessting ! i have green devils flower mantis ! if you want to take a look here is my homepage http://www.idolomantis-diabolica.com bye Reply Great project! I was wondering, would this work on canvas? I was hoping to add some green to my room and I think this project would be wonderful… Lettme know! Thanks Reply Really interesting question. If moss grows on rocks I would think it would definitely grow on canvas. I think the question is, would a gesso ground prevent the canvas from decaying and becoming moldy on the back. Moss needs a bit of water here and there, so I think a cotton canvas with watered moss on top would last but a couple of years. Canvas with a heavy gesso, maybe a a couple years longer… Only guessing… Sounds like great fun though… maybe masonite or wood would last longer…. Any other opinions out there…please chime in. Reply A canvas with gesso may work depending on whether it is waterproof or not. Oils and acrylic paints are waterproof, but I do not know whether moss would grow on them. You may be able to find waterproof canvas, but once again, moss may not like the synthetic material. If I were you I would try it on very heavy cotton or linen canvas and when it gets old, find a nice shady place outdoors to put it and make a new one for inside. Reply So wonderful i love arts!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply I love the ‘edging’ on your website with up close pictures of plants, many of them variegated! I am a horticulturalist, who LOVES variegated plants, and would like to know the english (and latin if you have it) names of these great plants. I don’t recognize some of them… Thank You! Monica Davis, CA USA 🙂 Reply I love all the moss art projects. Think I’ll try to do a small one or maybe a chair Reply Cool, mossy creations for a shady spot! Reply I was wondering why I don’t see any Irish Moss in any of the pictures. I have just finished planting 70 irish moss plugs between flagstones and in a sunny area and am hoping that it will grow to be a beautiful site. How come you don’t use it? Thanks. Reply I agree Irish moss is gorgeous… I probably didn’t add an image because I have yet to find one I love… (I just googled irish moss and did not see any images I would want to add to the page.) I wish your Irish Moss well and if the area planted turns out spectacular…please do send a picture. In the future I will keep my eyes out… Hope your plantings do really well. Reply thank you for sharing and compiling this! Reply oo what a colorful people, that makes the world a better place. thanks for al the inspiration and beautiful pictures. i like this very much.. love you all Cor Reply great to see all the lovely projects that people are working on, thanks for sharing and inspiring new ideas! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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