Thursday, March 4, 2010

Statistical Art

We read stats such as millions of tons, billions of dollars, and trillions of stars...but what does it all really look like visually? Can you imagine one million plastic cups used on airline flights in the U.S. every 6 hours?

Chris Jordan can.

A brilliant photographic artist who transforms numbers and statistics into visual metaphors making you truly think and rethink about your garbage habits. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris at the Opportunity Green conference at UCLA in November 2009. He illustrates the intolerable beauty behind our unsustainable consumerism of shit. From rough terrain such as the Garbage Patch of North Pacific Gyre to the coasting waters on the Plastiki of David de Rothschild (where is he?), Jordan's photography shows us a powerful perspective that is difficult to deny.

Source: Chris Jordan Photography, 2009 & 2010

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