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Portraits from grass by photosynthesis

Portraits from grass by photosynthesis
Four portraits. Made by British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey Portraits from grass by photosynthesis

Portraits from grass by photosynthesis
British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey collaborating with scientists have created amazing art. Behind this art – a lot of nights and days of development, experiments. As a result of natural photosynthesis, the authors get grass photo. Plants are considered analogous to the canvas or paper. To draw a picture on the grass, it is placed in a darkened room and projected in black and white negatives. “The grass has a certain importance because of the simplicity of the blade. By nature it slightly grows towards the light.” Adapting this principle, the artists cultivate grass that reacts to the light by growing in different shades, from green to yellow, depending on the amount of light it receives from a custom negative.

Portraits from grass by photosynthesis
Two people on the ground. Portraits created from plants by the method of photosynthesis. Work by British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey

For the past decade, the artists have been wielding it to create a series of time-based pieces. They’ve seeded a series of portraits and ‘living’ landscapes, blanketed the interior of a church, and lettered a manuscript.

Portraits from grass by photosynthesis

Man's Portrait created from plants. Work by British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey
Man’s Portrait created from plants. Work by British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey
Portrait created from plants. Work by British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey
A woman with a child. Portrait created from plant. Work by British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey
Man's Portrait created from plants. Work by British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey
Looking mysteriously, series of portraits from plants by photosynthes, made by British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey
Man's Portrait created from plants. Work by British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey
Exhibition hall. People admiring the Portraits from plants by photosynthes, made by British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey

source gardendesign.com

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