The development of a moss surface (mossaic) resulted from my work with bryophytes in conjunction with biophotovoltaic electricity generation.
Fabienne Felder, Kingston University, 2013
In addition to the study of mosses for their historical uses, cultural and aesthetic aspects, an important strand of my investigation was to grow different types of mosses hydroponically. Experiments with some species were very successful, less so with others - but in any case, the outcome was aesthetically highly intriguing.
Throughout history, mosses have fulfilled numerous useful roles, below are some. In Eastern Cultures, notably Japanese Gardens, they've also rightly been revered as a symbol of long life as they are not ephemeral like flowers