Binh Danh’s Amazing “Chlorophyll Prints”

Just in time for the impending fall weather, PetalPixel tipped us off to the work of Vietnamese-born Stanford University graduate student Binh Danh, an unconventional young artist who begins each of his pieces by picking a leaf — usually from his mother’s garden. “In my work, photosynthesis is used to record images onto leaves using only chlorophyll and light: the life source of plants and, consequently the Earth,” he explains. “The leaves are then cast in resin, like biological samples for scientific studies.” The entire process can take weeks from start to finish. Click through for a slide show of the stunning end product.

Binh Danh, Battlefield # 2, 2005. Chlorophyll print and resin. 11 x 14 inches