"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.
This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs.
As with any large artwork, their scale carries a vital part of their substance which is lost in these little web images. Hopefully the JPEGs displayed here might be enough to arouse your curiosity to attend an exhibition, or to arrange one if you are in a position to do so.
The series is a work in progress, and new images will be posted as they are completed, so please stay tuned."
Building Blocks, 2007
16 feet tall x 32 feet wide in eighteen square panels, each sized 62x62".
Depicts nine million wooden ABC blocks, equal to the number of American children with no health insurance coverage in 2007.
chris jordan, Seattle
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