Every now and again, true testaments of creativity and artistic delivery emerge and reaffirm what some outside the box thinking and expressive ingenuity can yield. The latest realization of this comes at the first glance of Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey’s living grass portraits, resoundingly falling into the category of absolutely breathtaking.
The England-based artistic duo created each of the enormous living prints by exposing portions of the grass-seeded portraits to the sun by way of custom-made negatives, allowing photosynthesis to run its course, resulting in the different shades of yellow and green shown.
The grass has a certain importance because of the simplicity of the blade. By nature it slightly grows towards the light. – Dan Harvey
Because the pieces aren’t, in fact, prints, but actual living organisms, each portrait takes weeks of cultivation to materialize, slowly developing into strikingly beautiful examples of creativity shown above and below.
Take a look: