If you walk by Grass Roots Square, in the city of Osloit is very likely that you will suddenly stumble upon something surprising and charming that you would not have imagined would be there.
Thousands of miniature bronze sculptures they have taken over this city square creating a unique art installation.
Grass Roots Square was created by Korean-American artist Do Ho Suh.
The unassuming square sits on the outskirts of an office block that was targeted in the 2011 terrorist attacks in Oslo. Over there, thousands of bronze minifigures take the place of cobblestones (which have been removed) or are under them. They even give the illusion that some of the stones are rising from the sidewalk thanks to the small figures.
It is said that there are up to 50,000 thousand figures in total, with a height of 8 to 10 centimeters each.
Representing different ages, genders and ethnicities, these bronze figures seek to give the image of a united mass.
The project was designed and approved before the terrorist attacks, so it somehow makes these “little people” come together in solidarity look even more exciting.