Old People Wearing Vegetation
March 25, 2013 11:50 AM   Subscribe

Old People Wearing Vegetation. Seniors from Norway and Finland (NSFW) model wearable art made of plants, in Eyes as Big as Plates.

Inspired by the romantics’ belief that folklore is the clearest reflection of the soul of a people, Eyes as Big as Plates started out as a play on characters and protagonists from Norwegian folklore.

Bonus: Behind the scenes in Forest Park with Bob.
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth (9 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I won't click the link yet, but I'm imagining this song is appropriate: "Drape yourself in greenery, / Become part of the scenery."
posted by resurrexit at 11:56 AM on March 25, 2013

posted by zombieflanders at 12:10 PM on March 25, 2013

I like these. The models seem happy.
posted by michellenoel at 12:30 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

I was going to make a quip related to Monty Python's How not to be seen sketch, but there's a high fashion feel about these that make them much more "How to be Seen." Which is totally in for Fall 2013, btw.
posted by Kabanos at 12:45 PM on March 25, 2013

These are amazing. I wish I could wear rhubarb for a cloak too.
posted by lydhre at 1:17 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

O' for the days when the style of the time was to wear an onion from the belt.

I like the last the best, looks like a Grade A grandma.
posted by Atreides at 2:17 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

These brought me so much joy. I want a calendar. Thanks. Can anyone chime in with the connection between plants (or wearable arts or wearing plants) and Norwegian folklore?
posted by nicodine at 3:01 PM on March 25, 2013

Fortunately upon rereading, I realized there was no connection between plants and pants (or the lack, thereof)
posted by BlueHorse at 7:09 PM on March 25, 2013

I wore an agapanthus on my head last week.
posted by sciencegeek at 3:44 AM on March 26, 2013

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