Thursday, May 19, 2011
Grazin' in the Grass
And when you think about it, "cutting the grass" is a fairly new thing. Really, it's only in the last 100 years or so that people had lawns - before that you either lived in the city or on a farm and even if you did have a landscaped property it was probably mostly gardens.
But then came suburbia. Now, of course, a lawn seems ubiquitous - not only that, you're a pariah if you don't properly maintain your lawn. So unless you live in places like Phoenix, where it's not only acceptable (and beautiful!) to have a "lawn" made of stones and decorative rock but also environmentally friendly, you have to succumb to the joyous task of lawn care.
Thanks to one of my most fervent supporters, Marybeth, I was able to create this piece on commission. Marybeth specifically wanted a collage that featured one of those old sprayers and as good fortune would have it, I actually had just the image from one of my vintage magazines! Doesn't she just look THRILLED to be obliterating those pesky insects? :D