USM Art Department

Portland Press Herald "Hella Rock" Article

By Bob Keyes March 8, 2021
On the Eastern Prom, a pair of rocks and their concrete copies aim to challenge perception.


“Hella Rock,” a public art project by Ólöf Nordal of Iceland on the Eastern Promenade in Portland, consists of four rock boulders: one of Maine granite, one a 5,000-year-old lava rock from Iceland, and two concrete replicas created by University of Southern Maine students.
The latest addition to Portland’s public art collection is easy to mistake as nothing but nature. Read the full article