By leveraging genetic differences in wheat, Almudena aims to achieve tonal variations in the grass, effectively 'growing' an image over a period of eight months, from November 2024 to June 2025, with the peak viewing season anticipated to be from March to June 2025. By identifying wheat varieties capable of producing an impressive palette of 36 shades of green for the grass and 22 shades of brown for mature wheat, Almudena aims to create a discernible image when meticulously combined.
The process is as much a testament to artistic vision as it is to scientific ingenuity. By delving into the historical practices and cultures of wheat in Europe, the aim is to reflect on it's legacy and future relevance, discussing food sufficiency and sustainable agriculture.
Currently in the early stages of development within the walls of Sarabande, we can't wait to see this monumental project develop, it will undoubtedly have an impact on the intersection of art, science, and agriculture. Follow us on Instagram and keep an eye on What's On to stay up to day with how the project develops!