Fascinating Video Shows How Two Artists Grow Giant Photos on Living Walls of Grass

We’ve seen photos printed or reproduced on all sorts of papers, metals, acrylics, woods and a variety of unusual substrates before but we don’t think we’ve seen anything like what artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey do with their images.

The pair, who teach at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, have developed a process that allows them to grow gigantic, spectacular photographs out of living grass. In a nutshell, the artists use an image projector to control how much light is cast on a grass-seeded canvas, which creates the shadows and brighter spaces in the grass to form an image.

It’s pretty fascinating stuff. They explain more and show off some of the massive grass photos in the video below.