Thursday, May 17, 2007

Visualizing The Numbers

Discovered this stunning photo exhibit via Gawker. As the artist Chris Jordan explains on his site, "This new 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."

It's an impressive series from an artist with other impressive work in his portfolio. Do check it out. And buy me a print while you're at it.

Running The Numbers [chrisjordan]


  1. Holy crap! That is some amazing stuff.

  2. WOW, that is like one of my favorite works of art. I love creative people.


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