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Uploaded on Mar 17, 2009

As California deals with an historic drought the perfectly green lawn of the suburban landscape is drying up into a faded brown. The green lawn is no longer a sustainable option. In 2001 I made a series of sculptures about the environmental impact of the green lawn.

This video provides a deeper understanding of the green grass lawn's historical, ecological and cultural themes. This is illuminated by a series of sculptures about the grass lawn grazing freely from the studio to suburban landscape. Only in America would we be able to invest so much money in chemicals, maintenance, and sustain with our drinking water at an even greater cost to our environment.

The construction of a 9' x 9' lawn sculpture is revealed, from recycled tins in the studio, to the marathon "turf party" where the 32,400 blades of metal grass were inserted into the base. Artist/Producer: Harriete Estel Berman; Director: Will Zavala, Morsel Pictures; Music: Beth Custer, 2000.

Learn more about this series of grass sculptures on my web site at:

Grass/gras' is a 9' x 9' sculpture that is available for purchase or exhibition. It ships in 19 boxes and installs in about two hours.


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