Chris Jordan: Running the Numbers – an American Self-Portrait

24Mar08

An overwhelming series of photographs/designs by artist Chris Jordan utilizing common, everyday objects in mass quantities to display the excess we live with each day. From the artist:

This series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Read more…

(ht to jonny baker and cheryl via scott bader-saye)

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