Nesting dolls from Russia? Nyet, bring me a rock painted like an iPod to represent the former Communist country. What could be more iconic than the consumer-driven mindset grabbing the former Soviet Union? Is Black Friday far behind in Moscow or Minsk? Pop a rock of Pepsi or just go for the rock painted gold.
Implications - Pet rocks may have been a forgotten fad of the 70s, but the rise of environmentalism and eco-friendly art has given this lost medium a new life. Artists are increasingly using found objects as a canvas to create insightful works that comment on social issues such as consumption and waste, consumerism and junk food.