If you’re in Poland, particularly in Warsaw, Wroclaw or Pont-l’Abbé, you might want to be more aware of your surroundings. You might see beautiful lace patterns on or around the streets you walk on.
We’re not talking about lace and ribbons tied randomly somewhere or everywhere, but the street lace art created by NeSpoon.
NeSpoon is a Polish Artist who focuses on lace patterns painted on walls, streets, and other everyday objects. Take a look at the centerpiece below and you’ll see that she’s not your everyday graffiti artist.
While other artists have their own signature designs on street art, NeSpoon tapped into the intricate art of lace patterns. No, she’s not weaving lace on textile, rather, she lays her designs on urban surfaces. Her lace work is either made by white spraypaint or molded from clay and then blended into wood and other medium. Each lacework is designed and molded by her bare hands. It adds a sense of intricate beauty that blends well with nature.
When we talk about lace, it reminds us about table centerpieces, veils, and the dresses in the Colonial era. But for NeSpoon, it different. There’s more to painting lace patterns on the streets. She said that every lace patter we find symmetry and harmony, “Isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively?”. In a way, she’s right. Looking at lace, the symmetry, and repeated patterns project order and harmony with each other.
We wouldn’t mind walking into pavements and alleys like this. It’s like walking on a carpeted alley.
Can you imagine what this wall looked like before the lace patterns painted over it? Most probably a boring wall, right? But now it looks like a huge artistic abstract structure that stands out against the backdrop.