Nina Barnes’s art is caught between two natural extremes: the stark strangeness of her native Norway and the lush jungle of her adopted state of Georgia. “Upon the Green Night” calls to mind Japanese ukiyo-e prints in its proportions and layering of foreground, middle ground, and background. These woodblock prints date from the 17th to the 19th century and featured multiple blocks to apply different carefully shaded colors. Barnes says that she has “always loved their delicate craftsmanship and colors.” Hills give way to bigger hills and so on, undulating gently as they burst with natural life: seedpods, fruits, fungi, root vegetables, and fish, all happily sharing the same world. The absence of humanity is notable as is the way plants appear to be mirrored in the wavelike hills they sit atop rather than in the water below. 1000 Pieces Finished size: 19.25" x 26.625"