Spanish artist SpY recently transformed a dead concrete wall in Besancon, France into a living artwork. The geometrically shaped botanical graffiti titled “Grow” is made from strands of leafy vines that was wildly growing on the wall. With the assistance of a cherry picker manlift, SpY was able to reach up to the top and shape the whimsical piece of art by carefully trimming the wild vines. The artist has taken utmost care to protect the main branches of the vines in order to ensure that it will continue to grow. The artwork wears a new colour as the season changes from spring to summer and then fall.
SpY creative work results from his keen observation of the city and an appreciation of its components, not as inert elements but as a palette of materials overflowing with possibilities. His work throws the spotlight and highlights the little pockets of the urban space which often go unnoticed in the fast paced city life.