Monday, July 7, 2008
The Grass Artists
Artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey don't work with paint, pencils, or marble. No, their medium of choice is GRASS. In recent years, they've covered the inner walls of the Dilston Grove cathedral with grass (shown above). They've turned entire mausoleums and theaters green. They've even transformed an automobile into a moving lawn.
But perhaps the artists' most impressive accomplishments are their grass "photos." You see, grass changes color depending on the amount of light it receives. The less light it gets, the more yellow it becomes. In this respect, it's much like black and white film. So as the grass "canvas" grows in a dark room, the artists project a negative image onto it. The resulting images may be in shades of green and yellow, but they are still technically photographs. And pretty cool ones, too.
See more of Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey's work here and here.