Luscious Green Grass Fills Gallery with Gentle Rolling Hills

With grass so lusciously green, it's almost hard to believe that this artwork existed indoors! Earlier this year, Norway-based creative Per Kristian Nygrd filled the space of the Noplace gallery in Oslo with a rolling lawn that cascaded from nearly a ceiling-height and ended at the edge of a doorway. It was titled Not Red But Green and brought the outdoors inside. Nygrd's incredible piece looks especially tranquil set against the bright white walls.

The site-specific installation featured small, rolling hills in every direction. It begged the viewer to participate by playing on and trekking across the idyllic landscape, although these acts were sadly prohibited. Even still, Nygrd created a fantastical place that's totally unexpected. We often refrain from tracking dirt indoors, but here, it's celebrated in a delightful, inviting way.

Per Kristian Nygrd website
Photos by Jason Olav Benjamin Havneraa
via [designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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