Nature Performance Art: Photographic Images Captured on Microalgae Literally Grow on You
A few years ago I was totally turned on when I found out about UK artists, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey ,who used grass as a photographic paper by projecting a black and white image on the grass while it was in a dark room.
Well, now the art of Artist Lia Giraud is growng on me!
Instead of using grass, she grows her images using light-sensitive microalgae as a substitute for film. It takes about four days for the microalgae to form an image, which only exists temporarily as the organisms continue to live.
Awesomer reported that "It takes about four days for the microalgae to form an image, which will only exist temporarily as the organisms continue to live." Talk about ephemeral art: Perhaps we should call this "nature performance art"?
Check out Lisa Giraud's web site. Thanks Lisa, for making us think out of the "camera" box and helping us see the eternal, but sometimes overlooked, connection between nature, science and art.