“A person should be buried only half a meter, or two feet, below the surface. Then a tree should be planted there. He should be buried in a coffin that decays so that when you plant a tree on top the tree will take something out of his substance and change it into tree-substance. When you visit the grave you don’t visit a dead man, you visit a living being who was just transformed into a tree. You say, “This is my grandfather, the tree is growing well, fantastic.” You can develop a beautiful forest that will be more beautiful than a normal forest because the trees will have their roots in graves. It will be a park, a place for pleasure, a place to live, even a place to hunt.”
-Friedensreich Hundertwasser http://www.adbusters.org/magazine/94/holy-shit.html
I think I have just found a meaning to life.
I highly recommend you take a look at Adbusters. I really agree with the sentiment of the magazine: “Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, 120,000-circulation magazine concerned about the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces…
We are a global network of culture jammers and creatives working to change the way information flows, the way corporations wield power, and the way meaning is produced in our society…
Our aim is to topple existing power structures and form a major shift in the way we live in the 21st century.“
Eye for Detail is an echo of these thoughts. Fashion is seldom not seen in a light that portrays it as a useless industry, something only the wealthy can afford and have a care about. But I don’t see it like this. To me, fashion is just another form of art. I don’t think fashion is about the materialism, the constant “I want this, I want that.” Haven’t you noticed how after a long day at the mall, everything starts to look the same? Honestly, it saddens me when I go shopping. When I step into a commercial mall, all I see are the racks beyond racks of clothing produced. Is there enough of us to want to buy all of that? Do we need this? And for what? So everyone can have a copy of the same style? So we can perform as an amorphous blob, a society without individuality? We can adorn ourselves with as much as we want, but it will eventually become poison to our own bodies and to the Earth. At the end of the day, who really cares if someone has the new “it” product? Who’s dreams are filled with comparisons of dresses and shoes? I embrace the fashion that evolves, the fashion that is not a product to be sold, but a feeling to be carried. I don’t support the mass consumption of whats hots or cool. I don’t see the point of buying clothes and throwing them away, and buying a very, very similar piece ten years later. After all, trends recycle. But creativity, innovation and individuality is what keeps it alive.
It just makes one wonder, when is it all going to run out?