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.

12 comments:

Patsee said...

How long do they last?

Poison Pen said...

This is awesome! Someone obviously has far too much time on their hands, though...
(The artists, not Ananka)

phoenix said...

Whoa. I agree with macy...

liltomboyblue11;) said...

wow. that is so cool!

Random Irregular said...

Whoa, it's beautiful. How smart of them to use la nature to create this art form. Now that's what I call thinking outside the box.

kitty said...

that is soo cool! I wonder how many times the have to cut it each day... (lol, I stole a chance to check Ananka's Diary in France! XD)

Irregular Kiki said...

Whoa! That must be a real challenge! Interesting...

Poison Pen said...

Phoenix-Thanks. Btw, I think it was you who asked somewhere else if there was a Kiki Strike Fanfic. Go to quizilla.com and look for outcast777. That's me, and I'm working on it.

Kirsten Miller said...

Patsee: I'm not sure. I think as long as they keep watering it! But here's my question: Do they have to give it a mow every once in a while?

Macy: I'm going to check that out myself!

jayvi said...

Okay, I swear I saw the grass car in Montreal last summer.

apocrypha. said...

That must smell amazing.

Max said...

amazing... would grass artwork possibly be one of the ideas in that idea vending machine??? how cool... i should try that sometime...