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Check Mate Art in Grass

Grassclippings - Checker Board in LawnAn artist spent hours cutting a design into a lawn at historic 17th century Ham House - just using a pair of hairdressing scissors.

And the stunning end result resembles a scene out of Alice in Wonderland with a giant checkerboard design leading up to the entrance of the grand manor house.  Caroline Wright decided to revert to the centuries-old technique of manually cutting grass by hand to complete the design.

The grass pattern created is a twice life sized replica of the geometric pattern of the black and white floor in the Great Hall of Ham House, in Richmond, Surrey, managed by The National Trust.

But Ms Wright did receive some help - in the form of 60 volunteers who managed to complete the task across 20metres by 12metres of grass in just under five and a half hours.

'Caroline Wright has already visited the garden in May of this year to perform Manicure but only managed a couple of rows of squares by herself.  'The comments and responses from visitors was very positive so we decided to take it further and attempt to complete the pattern.

'This was never going to happen without help so we invited volunteers, staff and visitors to join in and work alongside the artist in an attempt to do it in one day.  

Read more on The Daily Mail

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