Is "Stay-Green Grass" The Artist's Medium Of The Future?

I was already excited about Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey's grass photographs — because who doesn't love photographs developed using the light-sensitive properties of seedling grass instead of photo paper? — but then I found out they were using special long-lasting genetically modified grass as well. Which makes the pics a whole other category of bio-art, as well as a signpost to the way we may use living matter (instead of dead trees) to reproduce images physically in the future. The Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research in Wales developed a special strain of stay-green grass that can retain images for years, instead of weeks. A few more of my favorite grass photos below the fold.


Loads more amazing images at this link. [Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey]

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