Monday, July 7, 2008
Modern Art for the Modern Office
Materials: plastic, found objects. Price: $50,000.00
This is a modern art piece(s) my coworker Dan created. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but I think the commentary they make is staggering and wholly terrifying. If you are what you eat, what happens when you consume rubber band spaghetti? Is this what industrialization and rampant consumerism have wrought? A life relegated to work, spending lunch breaks at desks eating rubber off of plastic utensils? What sorry calamity is the American diet, and is this the legacy we want to leave for our children? And - wait for it - if everything man eats is man-made, is he, in fact, eating himself?
Art is life is art. C'est l'arte. C'est la vie.*
*(Took a guess on how to say/spell that)