Wednesday, April 16, 2008

GALLERY: WHAT A LOT OF SOMETHING REALLY LOOKS LIKE

GALLERY: A tiny portion of a work by Chris Jordan depicting "one million plastic cups, the number used on airline flights in the US every six hours." Jordan's :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."

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