A seed pod, insect eggs and a leaf turning color all suggest the natural transition from life to death. The Mid Century Modern grass ( the name suggested by the pattern) is manicured. It is cut often so that it never goes to seed. Its ‘look’ shows neighbors that the home owners are of good character – which we now might debate when we think about the quantities of chemicals and water dumped on lawns in the ‘50s and 60’s to keep them green and thick. 2020 Margaret Hogg Art About Agriculture Purchase Award.