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Photosynthesis (Testament)

Ackroyd & Harvey

© Ackroyd & Harvey
1998 – 2024

Taking the intimacy of the portrait and magnifying it to a monumental scale, bears witness to the passing of time. Imprinted within the thousands of blades of growing grass, the face became a living landscape.

The image emerged as the blades of grass matured into a vibrant state and then slowly faded as the grass died over the course of the exhibition.

Commissioned by Year of the Photo 98 and Hull Time Based Arts and grown in situ in a disused Salvation Army Citadel, Hull.

© Ackroyd & Harvey