Growing Portraits with Grass-That’s Amazing

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Grass is something that most of us take for granted. We walk all over it, we lay on it and sometimes mow it down.

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Few appreciate grass the way Dan Harvey and Heather Ackroyd do. And yet their art can stop you in your tracks. By manipulating the natural processes that fuel life itself, these British artists blur the line between science, nature and art, all while drawing attention to climate change.


Living grass portraits are a testament to creativity. Created by exposing patches of seedling grass to the sun through custom-made negatives, these portraits are grown rather than taken.

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And just like the regular pictures and the subjects inside them, over time, the images on the grass will fade and disappear.

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