Added by on 2017-04-27

Using an image projector to control how much light is cast on a grass-seeded canvas, artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey have developed a process that allows them to grow massive, and breathtaking, photographs out of living grass. Ackroyd & Harvey joined us as guest faculty and supported our participants in the Visual Arts residency, Banff Research in Culture: On Energy (May 30 – June 24, 2016). During the residency, they found time and space at Banff Centre to experiment with new ways of producing their work, and explore how digital technology could impact how they create. Like this story? Discover what arts programs we offer: Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsPi Wall Vertical Hydroponic Grow System Living WallsJo Peel – ‘Meet Me In The City’ for Living Walls on Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkIdeas for Green Walls and Vertical Gardens Urban GardeningBen Eine – ‘The Review’ for Living Walls on Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkLiving Walls – The City SpeaksVertical Gardening Ideas, Green Walls

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  • John LaFosse 1 year ago

    hmm…I've worked seasonally on and off in the horticulture and gardening industry over the past 20 years. As of late I've begun experimenting with building a grass couch after several years thinking about it and finding the right space or client to make it all happen. I succeeded this summer with a fellow artist that owns several acres near my childhood home in Maine and was able to work together to make it happen. I'm watching this video and the light bulb is flashing above my head saying…hmmmm…. could I produce textile patterns with a projector if I start the grass couch indoors? Was wondering if Ackroyd and Harvey would like to share the process with us all or?