The Green Guerrilla

“I think that our distance from nature is already a cliché. City dwellers often have no relationship with animals or greenery. As a public artist I feel a sense of duty to draw attention to deficiencies in our everyday life” – Edina Tokodi (of Mosstika)

Whether you call it green graffiti, guerrilla gardening, guerrilla art or the green guerrilla, they are all connected as one cultural movement defined by its purpose. There are a growing number of people, artist really, who are using the urban environment as a canvas to emphasize our connection with the environment, natural and urban. Living in cities doesn’t mean urban life should be devoid of nature; Having the power to shape our environment doesn’t mean we are not part of the ecosystem. Many people wait around for government to implement change, and others create it themselves.

 Although the mediums are different (pothole gardens, removing dirt, adding mud, tiny worlds, and moss graffiti), the ‘quiet revolution’ is getting louder. Are you listening?

Steve “the Pothole Gardener” – master of tiny guerrilla gardens

 

Paul Curtis aka Moose – cleaning surfaces for about 10 years

Jesse Graves – Milwaukee based artist with a passion for mud stencils

Helen Nodding – allowing spaces to tell their story

Anna Garforth – tagging the UK with moss

Mosstika Urban Greenery – eco-minded street artist and messengers for nature

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