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duo Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey ‘grow’ art

(Grass Painting) View from the Roof Pleasure Garden, Nottingham Castle Museum, 2004

Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey create portraits by exposing plots of seedling grass to light through a custom-made negative.

Grass Portraits - Artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey used living grass to create these unique portraits. Over time the facial expression will change with the growing of the grass.

This is a different kind of photosynthesis. The work of artistic duo Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey consists of giant swaths of living grass mounted on gallery walls. The subtle gradations and changes of color in the grass might not look like much up close, but from afar they form photorealistic images of cows, human faces, and sprawling landscapes.The trick is that Ackroyd and Harvey’s works are literal photos — they’re just printed on plants instead of paper. Their process came out of an…

Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey’s epic portrait photographs printed on living grass.

Grass pictures. Ackroyd & Harvey Life on Life

Artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey

grass-photos, artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey

British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey have created a new set of grass photographs using only living grass and photosynthesis.

Dilston Grove, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey

Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London’s Dilston Grove Gallery! Read more: Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London's Dilston Grove Gallery!

Baptism by Shelly Goldsmith - Heat transfer printing, stitch deconstruction of reclaimed christening dress and bonnet. Photographic imagery of UK flood devastation

Baptism Shelly Goldsmith 2003 Heat transfer printing, stitch deconstruction of reclaimed christening dress and bonnet. Photographic imagery of UK flood devastation.