heather ackroyd

Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey

Taking something we all take for granted, grass, Ackroyd and Harvey turn it into a fascinating medium for artistic expression. Their unique portraits are created by exposing plots of seedling grass to light through a custom - made negative, making the grass grow in different shades, from yellow to green. Basically, they harness the process of photosynthesis and capture chlorophyll to fix images to growing grass. Wait just a couple of weeks and you’ll slowly start to see faces emerge. Wait too long and these images start to disappear, just like a photograph will eventually fade.