A unique form of graffiti is invading the street art scene. Living green varieties have been created into shapes of woodland creatures including bunnies, fawns, moose, birds, turkeys. These flat gardens are an attempt to bring us closer to nature. The idea here is to connect, to touch the piece, to think about it being alive, consider watering it, or maybe watching it die in our neglect. In the words of Hungarian artist Edina Tokodi, “I think that our distance from nature is already a cliche. 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.”  We love her partialness to Brooklyn on the line, covering the map with a pad of moss, only to expose a heart window around her hometown.

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Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.