NeSpoon Spray Paints Lace Murals on Buildings Around the World

Polish street artist NeSpoon’s creativity knows no limits. After traveling the world, she leaves a sort of stamp every place she visits along the way. Her lace-patterned street art, which can be seen in Poland, Sicily, Finland, and France, is as unique as it is breathtaking.

Careful research goes into the designs of the lace patterns, which result in a mural than blends the existing architecture with the purpose of the buildings. Most of NeSpoon’s work has traditional laces made in clay or painted in walls and she describes her work as “somewhere in between street art, pottery, painting, sculpture, and jewellery.”

But it’s her most recent work that’s captured our attention—a mural for the French Museum of Fashion and Lace. This collaboration couldn’t be a better fit as the museum honors the lace-making traditions in the French city of Calais.

For the Calais project, the lace pattern she choose to spray paint was designed in 1894 and she came across it on one of the catalogs from the museum’s archives.

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In progress. Calais / France @cite_dentelle_mode

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So why did she choose lace designs? “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?” reads the artist’s Behance profile.