Artist Edina Tokodi's idea of graffiti, or gra(ss)fiti rather, invites the viewer to explore with touch and reclaim a bond with nature. These works of greenery really pop in contrast to the surrounding condo-clustered Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, sheathed in steel, glass, pavement, and stone...and a handful of bed-headed hipsters.
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.
...I believe that if everyone had a garden of their own to cultivate, we would have a much more balanced relation to our territories. Of course, a garden can be many things.