Bolt of Inspiration Welcomes New Sponsor

Bolt of Inspiration Welcomes New Sponsor

Every month, The Savage Way has the honor of gifting a Bolt of Inspiration during Creative Mornings, which is run by the awesome organization, Charlotte is Creative. If you’re not familiar with Creative Mornings, it is a morning social gathering to embrace the creative community. We talk about important issues facing our arts & culture initiatives and enjoy a fun coffee-fueled program.

The Bolt of Inspiration is one of our favorite things to do each month. It is a chance to highlight people in the community who inspire us or who are doing awesome, creative work. Torrie gets up every month and presents a 12″ Moss Art bolt to a different recipient. Since the program’s inception, more than 40 Charlotteans have been recognized with a Bolt of Inspiration. It’s opened our eyes to so many interesting and impactful humans.

Photo credit: Dionna Bright Photography

Torrie presenting the award at a previous Creative Mornings at Wray Ward.

Starting in March 2023, we welcomed our friends at UNC Charlotte as the lead sponsor of the Bolt of Inspiration award. This was a natural partnership between Charlotte is Creative, The Savage Way and UNC Charlotte. We’ve worked with the University on several Moss Art and Clean Graffiti projects over the years These include the Dubois Center Moss Wall and Mobile Moss Wall (pictured below), along with other projects like Niner Nation Week Clean Graffiti (also pictured below) and two Moss Rental Walls for their alumni event.

With Torrie as a proud graduate of UNC Charlotte (Go Niners!), it was even sweeter to know that the school sees the hard work that creatives in our community are putting in. Check out this beautiful feature that UNC Charlotte did on Torrie Savage and The Savage Way.

Previous work of The Savage Way and UNC Charlotte.

We can’t wait to see how this sponsorship helps grow the Bolt of Inspiration program. UNC Charlotte – thank you for the opportunity to continue shining the light on Creatives in Charlotte.

If you want to nominate a local Charlottean for a Bolt of Inspiration, send us an email at [email protected] with the cool, creative things that they are up to and we will review!

NoDa Canteen Now Open with Huge Moss Wall

NoDa Canteen Now Open with Huge Moss Wall

NoDa Canteen is now open at Camp North End (1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206). This tropical haven is the perfect addition to the area (and a mile from our studio!!). Canteen offers a gorgeous space that co-founders Scott Lindsley & Joey Hewell designed themselves to resemble both their other location, NoDa Company Store, and the jungle vibes of Bali, Roatán. 

Torrie and I have known Scott & Joey for what seems like years now. Back when we did social media, we managed the NoDa Neighborhood Instagram and we able to feature all of the great work these two humans do for our city – Farmers Markets, opening the NoDa Company Store, Free Food Sundays and now NoDa Canteen! When they called and wanted a green wall we knew exactly what to make. Our lead Moss Artist, Ashley Schewzyk, put so much love and attention on this beauty. 

Our green art is part of a floating wall, 15′ wide x 5 ‘h, flanked by gorgeous coral paint. We are OBSESSED with how this piece turned out. The lush ferns, foliage, mosses, mushrooms – all preserved mind you – are simply stunning. Check out this awesome reel from opening night.

Our 15'x5' floating Moss Art wall inside NoDa Canteen during a bustling opening night.

Some of the awesome team of artists helping to being this piece to life (Back to Front: Molly Kennelly, Susannah Bryant, Ashley Schewzyk)

A little behind the scenes at the NoDa Canteen installation day.


Canteen is now open at Camp North End. We are so grateful to Scott & Joey for trusting us to be a part of this magic. Go out and support! And if you ever want to meet up there – just hit us up! We’d love to come join for a drink… or two! 🙂

MENU: Local beer, wine, sangria and more. Snacks available too!

HOURS: Mo: closed​ | ​Tu: closed​ | ​We: 12P-9P​ | ​T​h​: 12-9p​ | ​Fr: 12P-10P​ | ​S​a​: 11P-10P​ | ​Su: 11A-8P

Moss Art at The Mint Museum

Moss Art at The Mint Museum

We have the honor of being a featured artist in the Mint Museum Uptown! Gordon Holliday ( invited us to be a part of his show, Yasuke: The Hidden Ronin exhibit. Our Moss Art was a perfect addition to this eco-conscious, “art-full” experience. Check out all the details below on how you can view our work IRL.

Side Note: If you’ve been following us online for a long time and have yet to order a piece from us or see any of our work in real life, this is the PERFECT opportunity. Having a chance to view these piece away from a screen is a game-changer. Trust us… Moss Art is meant to be enjoyed in person – the dimension, the lush factor, the connection to nature – it is totally worth seeing!

Art Exhibit: Yasuke: The Hidden Ronin

About the Exhibit: The story of Yasuke is a fascinating story about the first black samurai. In understanding the history of traditional Japanese quilts, images of what Yasuke would wear in today’s modern times, inspired by contemporary fashion elements, were developed. In an effort to incorporate more sustainable methods of creation, donated, reworked, and up-cycled leftover materials were used to create this exhibition. Utilizing the traditional Japanese quilting style of Sashiko and Boro, 10 modern kimonos were created to honor the intersection of African and Japanese cultures through Yasuke.

Artists on Display: The Savage Way, Breonna Collier, Cordrell Colbert/ JMPCUT, Daremen Jones, Fart.PDF, CHEEKS.CLT, BRUTALBLOOM, JUS10, MAUVEOSHUN, Garreth Doug, Justin Hicks, Wabwilam Mugala, and Demarc Ramanand.

Dates: July 8, 2022 – to September 15, 2022.

Location: The Mint Museum Uptown (500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202), Level 5

Hours: Open to the Public during Museum Hours:

  • Sunday: 1-5pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11am-6pm
  • Wednesday: 11am-9pm (Free from 6-9pm)
  • Thursday: 11am-6pm
  • Friday: 11am-9pm
  • Saturday: 11am-6pm

How to get to the show: 
1. Enter at the Mint Museum Uptown and make your way to reception.
2. Purchase your ticket. ($15 for Adults, Mint Museum Member always free, Kids 4 and under free)
3. Yasuke Exhibit with our Moss Art is located on Level 5. Your ticket gets you access to the entire museum with artists displayed on every floor, but we are only on Level 5.

All items are available for purchase. Here is a list of all of our work! Shoot us an email ([email protected]) with any questions, or simply purchase here at the shop link.

PIECE 1: Nature’s Power House (Lion): Size: 48″ x 48″, Price Point: $3150
PIECE 2: Growing Wild (Flower Circle): Size: 30″, Price Point: $1350
PIECE 3: Earth Renewed (Pole Circles): 8″ (qty 4): $150 ea, 12″ (qty 3): $200 ea, 18″ (qty 2): $275 ea
PIECE 4: Hope for the Future (Fern Circles) QTY: 6 (sold individually), Size: 24″, Price Point: $350 ea
PIECE 5: Free Spirit (Bohemian Floral Frame): Size: 24″ x 36″, Price Point: $1850
PIECE 6: She’s Bloomin’ (Vibrant Floral Frame): Size: 24″ x 36″, Price Point: $1750
PIECE 7: Showstopper ( Large Fern Frame): Size: 48″ x 60″, Price Point: $4400


The Savage Way Launches Online Shop

The Savage Way Launches Online Shop

Moss Art for Home | Interior Design

For years we have been asked to open up an online shop with some smaller, custom art for the home. Well, in December 2021 we FINALLY got it together and launched the The Savage Way Online Shop. Our Moss Art pieces make beautiful additions to any space and are maintenance-free! That’s right – no water or sunlight required! Everything is made from real moss that has been preserved! We are excited to offer this home line for anyone to easily order straight to your door. Check out a breakdown of all the products below.

Preserved Moss Art for sale in The Savage Way online shop. Six items for sale are displayed.


One of our most popular Moss Art pieces is The Savage Way Moss Circle, it comes with a variety of different elements including sheet moss, mood moss and ferns.  Add it to different spaces, like a kitchen, living room, office space, or even in a bedroom, to create a calm vibe. As shown below, the Fern Circle adds a perfect pop of greenery to brighten up any room.

The Savage Way Fern circle hanging in a modern, colorful dining room. 


Our Moss Bowls just keep on selling out! These are a fan favorite which makes sense, I mean look at them! Our Moss Bowls bring the perfect amount of nature to any room without any maintenance! The bowl is a weathered, rustic style of wood. Each bowl is unique, so the texture and sizing can vary slightly. We are in the process of offering multiple sizes – Stay tuned here for updates.

A gorgeous preserved Moos Moss bowl by The Savage Way sitting on a chic, modern kitchen counter.


We are a local Charlotte, NC based business and we wanted to create a piece that was close to home. This CLT Moss Art piece is the perfect gift for any Charlottean to add to their home or office space! It comes in two different colors, Chartreuse (lighter) and Basil (darker). It is the most affordable item on the website and makes a great gift whether it is for a friend, spouse or family member! Like our other products, this is made from preserved moss that requires zero maintenance.

Two images of a mossed "CLT" piece of art. One laying on a table and one being held by a Client.


Lastly, we have the Hamsa Hand which is known as the Universal Sign of Protection. It is known to bring fortune and fertility, as well protection against the evil eye. If it is hung with fingers pointing downward it is to let more goodness, luck, fertility and abundance into your life. Hanging with fingers pointing upward signifies protection against negative energy. Our Hamsa Hand comes in two different colors: green and royal.

Two Preserved Moss Hamsa Hands, one jewel toned and one all green by The Savage Way.

We also have a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces on the site including Homer, this Rainbow Box, a Lion and a sticker pack! We constantly are testing new ideas in the studio and we update the site whenever a new item is for sale. And like we tell all of our clients, if you don’t see something that you like, hit us up! We can make custom work and help bring your vision to life.

The Savage Way Update

The Savage Way Update


We wanted to take a moment to reintroduce ourselves. We’re The Savage Way – a woman owned & led team of artists, marketers and creatives. We have been busy over the past few years and wanted to share some updates.


  • Moved our studio to a 4,500 sqft warehouse in Charlotte, NC
  • Rebranded & relaunched
  • Entered 7 new markets for Clean Graffiti including LA, Austin & Cleveland
  • Began creating large scale Fern Frames for residential and corporate clients
  • Launched our Moss Art Online Shop
  • First Art show at The Brooklyn Collective
  • Welcomed 7 new team members

For those of you new here, we exclusively do two things – Moss Art and Clean Graffiti.

A split screen of Moss Art and Clean Graffiti by The Savage Way


Clean Graffiti, aka reverse graffiti, is an outdoor advertising campaign that is innovative, eco-friendly and a great way to capture the attention of your target market where they walk – the sidewalk. And best of all, it’s created using just water – no paint, no chemicals, just water. Our advanced stencil technology allows us to maintain brand standards for some of the biggest brands – The Rolling Stones, NFLs Carolina Panthers, major healthcare companies and more.

4 pictures of Clean Graffiti, pressure washed messages on the sidewalk


Our clients took us across the country for these eco-friendly advertising campaigns including Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX and Cleveland, OH!

  • Talkspace in Austin & Los Angeles
  • Rolling Stones / Tepper Sports & Entertainment
  • Multifamily Apartments: Northwood Ravin (multi-city), Cortland Apartments in Texas
  • Cacti Launch for Anheuser-Busch
  • Public Health: Anti-Gun violence campaign with Meck County/Novant Health/Atrium Health, HIV Prevention for MetroHealth in Cleveland, OH
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Pendleton Whiskey / French West Vaughn
  • Non Profits: Hue House / Digital Navigators, Pat’s Place, Isabella Santos Foundation
  • High Point Furniture Market Major NC Event
  • Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
  • Local Businesses: Planet Fitness, Skydive Carolina, Plumped CLT, Carolina Pharmacy
  • And many more

Past examples of Clean Graffiti by The Savage Way


Our moss offerings have evolved from reindeer moss logos to now creating large scale installations, interior design elements, sound-absorbing panels, incorporating neon signs, etc. We work hand-in-hand with Architects, General Contractors, Millworkers and Business Owners to bring the vision to life. Moving to our new studio has increased our capacity 10 fold and we are excited to be taking on more and more projects at large scale.

4 different Moss Art pieces from 2021


  • Architecture Firms: BB+M Architecture, Perkins Eastman
  • Designers: Southpark Interiors, Free Space Design, Design Bar, Cline Design, Urban Design Partners, Liquid Design
  • Contractors/Sign Companies: Onsite Millworking, Southwood, Warco Construction
  • Multifamily: Northwood Ravin, Wood Partners, Alta Wren, Alta Davis, Greystar Apartments
  • Other Businesses: Bank of America Corporate HQs, Carolina Sports Clinic, Clariant Corporation, UNC Charlote
  • Private Collectors
  • Pop Art Collaborations with Jen Hill, Cheeks
  • And many more

Colorful plant art examples by The Savage Way


Lastly, we launched our online residential Moss Shop in December 2021. We have been asked for years by customers, fans and friends to offer a residential line of Moss Art and we finally did! You can now buy 8 different and unique Moss Art products for your home – from a Mood bowl or colorful Hamsa to merchandise. Check out everything at We will be dropping new collections and artwork periodically, so be sure to sign up for our email blast to stay in the know.

Moss Art online shop items displayed as an example

As The Savage Way continues to grow in both our Moss Art and Clean Graffiti offerings, we just want to take a moment of gratitude. We are so excited about this company we have created, the amazing women we have on the team and the fact that we get to play in Mother Nature all day. Seriously, it is a dream we’ve cultivated over the years and we are so proud. So here’s to good dirt, lots of moss and tons of laughter in the year ahead. Hit us up with any questions.