From Landscape to Portrait

Ackroyd & Harvey have done it again! Not only have they transformed an entire church’s interior into a living art space via the medium of grass wallpaper, but now they have developed this into grass portraiture.

By means of photosynthesis, large scale photos are grown using pigment chlorophyll and as the grass gets longer, withers and dies off, these evocative images transmute, making them all the more precious, and hopefully reconnecting us with the transience of nature.

The focus for landscape architects is longevity, despite the fact that fashions and tastes change every ten to twenty years. So maybe we should accept the inevitable and promote more temporary solutions which would allow us to take more risks and perhaps create more beauty.