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

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.