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Grass - a growing art form

Grassclippings - Grass ArtThese stunning pictures have been created purely by growing grass under controlled lighting conditions.

British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey have developed a technique to manipulate the process of photosynthesis, where light is converted into glucose, to create different tints of yellows and greens.

The groundbreaking duo effectively transform grasses into a form of photographic paper, projecting a negative image onto a patch of grass as it grows in a dark room.

The duo grow the grass in a clay matrix from seed - it is the first shoot of the blade and is never cut.  In exhibition conditions the grass is dried and lit in low conditions to retain visibility of the image over the course of the display.

Using the natural photosensitive properties of the grass to reproduce photographs they produce these beautifully detailed portraits.










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