British artists Ackroyd and Harvey have made a series of large scale portraits using grass as their canvas. It’s a fascinating process of working. In a dark room, they project a negative image of a photograph onto a wall-mounted sheet of grass seedlings embedded in clay and allow photosynthesis to create the image – the more light an area gets the greener it becomes.
As you can see they images have a close resemblance to the original photographs. It’s pretty incredible. Whats more intersting though is that as the work is made in grass the images continue to grow, for month’s after they’re originally made. I for one would love to see a series of time lapse photograhs of the one image over a period of time.
From their website the artists have this to say about their work:
Sculpture, photography, architecture, and biology are some of the disciplines that intersect in Ackroyd and Harvey’s work, revealing an intrinsic bias towards process and event and often reflecting urban political ecologies by highlighting the temporal nature of processes of growth and decay in sites of architectural interest as well as contemporary art galleries and museums worldwide.
Via Creators Project
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