Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Andi | Standing Rock Dakota
  • Heather Ackroyd, artist
    born 1959
    born: Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
    Dan Harvey, artist
    born 1959
    born: Dorking, England, United Kingdom
  • Andi | Standing Rock Dakota, 2018
  • Where object was made: United States
  • seedling grass, ball clay, photosynthetic photography
  • Not on display
  • IA2018.007
Label Text
Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World", 27-Mar-2018
These two works are part of the artists’ Protector Series, where activists protecting land from fossil fuel exploitation are captured in chlorophyll through a unique photographic process. The medium is nature itself. Blades of seedling grass provide a highly light-sensitive surface that the artists project a negative onto, creating a complex image imprinted on a molecular level through the production of chlorophyll and photosynthesis. Andi, active in the Standing Rock Dakota campaign, was photographed at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, in 2018.

Mobile App Tour Label:
"Big Botany Selections", 27-Mar-2018
Please proceed upstairs to the fourth floor to view this work.
These two works are part of the artists’ Protector Series, where activists protecting land from fossil fuel exploitation are captured in chlorophyll through a unique photographic process. The medium is nature itself. Blades of seedling grass provide a highly light-sensitive surface that the artists project a negative onto, creating a complex image imprinted on a molecular level through the production of chlorophyll and photosynthesis. Andi, active in the Standing Rock Dakota campaign, was photographed at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, in 2018.
Tap the web icon to watch the artists talk about their process.
This concludes the Big Botany Selections tour. Please feel free to continue to explore botany and art in the permanent collections of the Museum, on display throughout the fourth floor.