Chris Jordan – photographic arts
have helped define the relationship
we as humans have with the planet.
With imagery or sculpted materials
they portray nature and our connection,
our views and our place in the world.
me to establish a relation ship in balance with the heavenly and social. The art of Chris Jordan is social commentary that drives home an extremely important message. We are consuming the earth! Statistically 106,000 aluminum cans every 30 seconds, One hundred million trees yearly in the U.S. to make paper for junk mail, 60,000 plastic bags in the U.S. every five seconds. Abstract statistics and numbers are hard to connect with events in our daily lives. Chris Jordan in his project Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait hopes “to raise questions about the roles and responsibilities we play as individuals in a collective that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible and overwhelming.”
Each image portrays a specific quantity of something.This image depicts 270,000 sharks killed in the world everyday for the fins. Click the links below to see portraits of global mass culture: the Art #s.
2.4 million Gyre : Running the Numbers II
28,000 x 42 Oil Barrels : Running the Numbers