Saturday, September 03, 2011

Chlorophyll Printing Art by Binh Danh

Vietnamese-born photographer and artist Binh Danh has created a body of work using leaves as his canvas. referred to as 'chlorophyll printing', the natural process involves a negative of a photograph being placed over a leaf which is then exposed to sunlight for a period of days. The green pigments of the plant will darken accordingly, resulting in a ghostly and monochrome image that are preserved in a block of resin.

Exploring his vietnamese heritage especially as it pertains to war and death, Danh's work evokes a haunting sense of loss and mortality. By recording the images on the surface of leaves, the historical narrative is emblazoned into the natural world, resulting in an exceptionally moving collection of work.

Source: designboom

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