With a witty play on the traditional lace work, or koronka in Polish, NeSpoon embroiders the urban landscape of numerous cities with what she calls “public jewellery”. The Warsaw-based artist uses ornate lace patterns in her unique brand of street art that translates into ceramics, stencils, paintings, and crocheted webbing installed in public spaces ranging from simple pedestrian pathways to Old Town market squares and churches, as well as beaches and parks. With NeSpoon’s illegally spray-painted lace stencils, the act of decorating turns into the beautification of abandoned public spaces into aesthetically pleasing environments.
According to the designer: ” Most of my work consist of prints of traditional laces, made in clay or painted on the walls. They are hand made, by the folk artists.” Why laces? Because in laces there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively? Why street art? Because it gives freedom.