Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Lottie | Leith Hill No Drill
  • Heather Ackroyd, artist
    born 1959
    born: Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
    Dan Harvey, artist
    born 1959
    born: Dorking, England, United Kingdom
  • Lottie | Leith Hill No Drill, 2018
  • Where object was made: United States
  • seedling grass, ball clay, photosynthetic photography
  • Not on display
  • IA2018.008
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. Ackroyd & Harvey create artworks that reveal an intrinsic bias toward process and event, referencing memory and time, urban political ecologies, anthropogenic climate change, and biodiversity loss. Lottie, active in the campaign to stop oil drilling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England, was photographed on Leith Hill, Surrey, in 2016.