Spore Project | 2005
By combining the history of the decorative arts, architectural ornament, ironwork and wallpaper, the anonymous artist known as PIXNIT, hand-draws and cuts stencils she calls “Spores”...
Reproductive mechanisms adapted for dispersal in unfavorable conditions. Drawn with a knife, a template is used to create mass-produced public paintings.
The Spore Project is an investigation into floral and ornamental design historically used within the home to create a sense of comfort, bring representations of nature indoors and portray a sense of beauty.
These paintings are installed outdoors and in direct dialogue with architecture. The interior and exteriors of space are subverted and the urban landscape transformed.
Moving beyond the stretched canvas the template is not only evidence of the painting process but also a performative art object. Leaving the ephemeral paintings themselves to exist through the memories of the viewer and PIXNIT Productions documentary process.