'Fools Gold' is a piece by artist Barclay Douglas that makes an abstract consumerism statement using repurposed plastic bags. Douglas took the bags, basically destroyed them, stuck them on a board and then painted them gold. The end product is a more complex statement than it is a complex aesthetic creation.
For more of Barclay Douglas' work besides 'Fools Gold,' check out his other pieces on his site.
Implications - As today's industry continues to usher in cutting-edge and advanced technologies at an unprecedented rate, many consumers are seeking out products that bear simpler and less complicated products. Businesses that offer products that are more reflective of simpler times will see great returns.