I used painted green scrim (cheese cloth type fabric) The nice thing is that it is open enough to show the background through and fine enough to scrunch it some for areas of more density and texture. I think that I may be adding wildflowers to the rolling hills of my meadow. I am thinking of daisies and possibly other flowers as well.
One note on the symbolism that I am including, I am not going to include all of the possible symbolism to all of the parts, partially because their is a lot of symbolism to some of them and some have stuff that doesn't apply to me and my life and since this is a self portrait I am looking at what applies to me, especially on things like the landscape that I put in to make the piece complete and weren't as special or didn't have personal meaning to me.
That said let's start with grass. Green and lush grass is a symbol of a healthy land and fertility. It also symbolizes humble usefulness, utility, submission and the fleeting quality of life. I guess that means We only have so many years here to accomplish our passions and that we should make the best of our time. At least my grass is lush and green.
I couldn't decide exactly what type of geography this is so settled for rolling hills and meadow. Hills represent, aspirations, constancy, stability, innocent pleasures, freedom from care, eternity, fertility and is among 1 of the many feminine emblems in my piece. Meadows have some less happy connotations that I am skipping because this is a happy place. Along it's happier notes it represents peace, patience, dreaminess, gladness and is connected to the river of life.
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