Are you looking for a modern green interior that you won’t get tired of and where you can also change the appearance? Reach for moss and lichen paintings, which have also found their place in Czech households and companies in recent years. Vivid images not only beautify the environment, but also improve your mood and health.
The moss has a very decorative effect.
| Photo: Courtesy of PFM-Greenvia sro
Some will certainly say that Picasso is an enduring value. Let’s face it, who cares about him? In addition, the Spanish master’s ingenious work, like other paintings, can be tiring. But you can exchange the moss pictures without having to worry about any loss in value. You can use mosses, lichens, but also other plants to create natural images. These works of art not only promote people’s aesthetic sense and mental well-being, but also contribute to a healthy building environment.
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“We use pile moss, flat moss or lichen. All are preserved and intended for use in paintings. The choice depends only on the customer’s requirements. Individual types can be combined to form images, captions or logos,” says Nikola Štípalová, product manager at the company PFM-Greenvia, which creates such images for private and commercial use.
The lichens used come from Finnish or Norwegian forests, the moss comes from Spain and France. After collection it is dried, they mummifypreserve and color.
The beauty of moss is not eternal
Mosses are not suitable for damp rooms, direct sunlight or places without air circulation and are sensitive to mechanical damage. “However, their biggest advantage is that they are maintenance-free and no care is required as they stop growing. They do not need to be moistened or watered. On the other hand, moisture is undesirable as it could cause mold or other deterioration. They are therefore a good solution for people who need a beautiful and at the same time maintenance-free design Green. And that is the main difference between moss paintings and vertical gardens made of plants that are still alive and need to be watered, fertilized and maintained,” says Natálie Šefrnová, who takes care of the vertical garden service at the Němec showroom in Prague.
Just as mosses are installed, entire plants can also be installed. They can be used to create a picture, an arrangement or an entire wall.
Moss paintings are a living organism and therefore have a lifespan. “Different suppliers quote different margins. Some say paintings can last up to 15 years. For us the lifespan is 5-8 years. Then the image can be revived by adding new moss to places where it has already faded or no longer looks beautiful,” says Nikola Štípalová.
You can create different compositions from mosses and lichens, into which you can incorporate tree branches or other natural elements materials. The options are yours artistic creation are unlimited.