Visualization of Waste

6 10 2009

You could say that sometimes art is like a mirror. Artists portray the human condition with fresh, honest eyes. Chris Jordan’s art reflects our obscenely wasteful society with brutal clarity.

This image is from the series called “Running the Numbers II”. It depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world’s oceans every hour. All of the plastic in this image was collected from the Pacific Ocean.


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This image depicts 28,000 42-gallon barrels, the amount of oil consumed in the United States every two minutes (equal to the flow of a medium-sized river).


This image depicts one million plastic cups, the number used on airline flights in the US every six hours.


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There are plenty more on his website.





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