Grass Root People by jamibann

Grass Root People

I read about these and had to to search them out on Teatergata in Oslo. My daughter had never heard of them and was sceptical about finding them .

We did find them though - in the government quarter, a short distance from the office block targeted in the 2011 terrorist attacks.

The Grass Root People were created by Korean-American artist Do Ho Suh. Some slabs in the square have been removed and replaced by these tiny bronze statues, 50 thousand of them. They’re standing together, interacting, and some of them bear the weight of pavement slabs. The project was designed and approved before the terror attacks, but I think that makes the little people standing together in solidarity seem all the more touching.

I'll post another image on my extras album which gives an better indication of perspective - one my daughter took of me taking shots of the little people.
Wow this is amazing ... bet you were pleased to find them ... I can see how you could miss them ...
May 7th, 2018  
This is fascinating, I just looked at the other shot. So tiny!
May 7th, 2018  
Amazing, nice that you read about it and fabulous that you found them, great shot
May 7th, 2018  
Very interesting. Never heard of them, and, as you sa, they appear to be a sign of solidarity. I like the finger above them that gives a sense of scale.Fav
May 7th, 2018  
Wonderful capture. Well worth getting down on the floor for!
May 7th, 2018  
What an amazing thing to see. Quite powerful. Fav
May 7th, 2018  
Great effort, well done.
May 7th, 2018  
Amazing, and really interesting to see the shot of you taking it. Thanks.
May 7th, 2018  
How intriguing - and such a cool thing to find.
May 7th, 2018  
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Fascinating!
May 7th, 2018  
Spectacular POV on this one Issi and a very interesting subject. FAV
May 7th, 2018  
What an amazing display. So glad you found them and shared
May 7th, 2018  
So glad to have seen the background shot of you on the ground first - amazing photo - FAV
May 7th, 2018  
Love this!
May 7th, 2018  
Amazing it must have been great to find them, fav
May 7th, 2018  
really super!
May 7th, 2018  
Fabulous capture. I have never heard of these and certainly missed them on my last trip to Oslo. Must search them out next time.
May 7th, 2018  
Fascinating! I like how you included your other photo too, as I thought I was just looking at grass. Demonstrates how hard they would be to see.
May 7th, 2018  
Fascinating image.
May 7th, 2018  
how interesting!
May 7th, 2018  
Would love to see these :)
May 7th, 2018  
Wow great pov!
May 8th, 2018  
Artists have amazing passions.
May 8th, 2018  
this is cool fav
May 8th, 2018  
amazing close up, my friend
May 8th, 2018  
How neat.
May 9th, 2018  
This is so cool! I can understand why you wanted to search them out. Can you imagine making 50 thousand of these tiny bronze statues?! Great idea including the finger for a sense of scale and definitely awesome POV! :-)
May 9th, 2018  
@gaylewood Yes, they were really cool and some of them were 'heads only' popping up between paving stones. A fascinating project.
May 9th, 2018  
I'd never heard of this, but WOW! That's incredible! What an amazing sight that must be...like you're looking at something of historical significance that will go down in history!
May 9th, 2018  
FAVorite!
May 9th, 2018  
Fantastic shot! Fav
May 12th, 2018  
This is really interesting. Never heard of them before. Including the hand makes the shot more moving and of course gives the sense of scale
May 13th, 2018  
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