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Artist duo literally grows portraits on living grass

Jun 27, 2017, 3:45 AM EDT
(Source: Amy Youngs/flickr)
(Source: Amy Youngs/flickr)

British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey found inspiration for their latest artwork in the humble and ubiquitous grass. The artist duo manipulates the natural growth process of living grass to create striking photographic-like images.

The artists’ method of “Grass art” is fascinating in the way it tinkers with photosynthesis. They first germinate grass seeds on a surface, place them in a photography darkroom, project a negative image onto the surface and then regulate the amount of light incident on different parts, writes Peta Pixel.

In the areas exposed to strong light, grass grows lush green while in others it’s slightly yellowish creating a shaded portrait, notes Tree Hugger. Amazingly, the artworks, which convey the idea of embracing change around nature, can survive indefinitely if watered regularly and stored in low light conditions.

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