Searching for the Greener Grass

Meg Klosterman

'Searching for the Greener Grass' is a sort of reflection upon one's own nationality, homeland, and personal history versus the place one currently resides. The work plays on the old English saying; "The Grass is Always Greener in the Other Fellow's Yard." The work confuses which side- America or England- is actually greener.

Artist biography

Klosterman's work explores memory, sentimentality, and intimacy through the romanticism of personal histories and American patriotic rhetoric. There is a delicate line between the autobiographical and fictitious. The work reveres intimacy and sentimentality but diverges between loving and haunting and anger and affection.

The work is a collection of memories (some true and some fabricated), songs, sentences, photographs, forgotten antiquated artifacts. Triggers from inanimate objects point to intimate memories of home, place, and family and past trauma.


Searching for the Greener Grass, Meg Klosterman