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A Work of Grass!

These stunning pictures have been created purely by growing grass under controlled lighting conditions.
Grass turned into a work of art
British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey have developed a technique to manipulate the process of photosynthesis, where light is converted into glucose, to create different tints of yellows and greens. The groundbreaking duo effectively transform a piece of turf into a form of photographic paper, projecting a negative image onto a patch of grass as it grows in a dark room.

Using the natural photosensitive properties of the grass to reproduce photographs they produce these beautifully detailed portraits.

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From close up the
Grass turned into a work of art photographs look like an ordinary stretch of lawn but viewed from a distance they are transformed into something resembling a vintage photo.

The portraits can last for months, sometimes years, however the works fade over time.



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