Triumph of Consumerism
Harshing The Holiday Mellow (A Whimsical Environmental Diatribe)
In the panoramic pandemonium of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting —“The Triumph of Death” (1562)—the earth is on fire, a scorched landscape. Armies of skeletons are laying waste to everything and everyone.
A few leafless trees, no other vegetation. Ships sink into the ocean.
In the right bottom corner, as if…