Monday, January 22, 2007

The Grass is Greener

















I first saw the work of Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The artists use grass as their canvas - imprinting images onto the living surface through the simple mechanism of photosynthesis. The results are stunning and what's more impressive, the artwork evolves over time as the grass is allowed to dry up and slowly fade.

2 comments:

Jeb said...

You probably could've guessed I'd be a big fan of this! Very cool.

Anonymous said...

yeah i've got one of these. i had trouble letting go of it and now its in hundreds of thousands of pieces strewn all over the house.