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Chris Jordan

Cans Seurat, 2007

60×92″

Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.

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Oil Barrels, 2008

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

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Light Bulbs, 2008

72×96″

Depicts 320,000 light bulbs, equal to the number of kilowatt hours of electricity wasted in the United States every minute from inefficient residential electricity usage (inefficient wiring, computers in sleep mode, etc.).

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Toothpicks, 2008

60×96″

Depicts one hundred million toothpicks, equal to the number of trees cut in the U.S. yearly to make the paper for junk mail.

 

Plastic Cups, 2008

60×90″

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

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Barbie Dolls, 2008

60×80″

Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed monthly in the US in 2006.

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Constitution, 2008

8 x 25 feet in five panels

Depicts 83,000 Abu Ghraib prisoner photographs, equal to the number of people who have been arrested and held at US-run detention facilities with no trial or other due process of law, during the Bush Administration’s war on terror.

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Skull With Cigarette, 2007 [based on a painting by Van Gogh]

72×98″

Depicts 200,000 packs of cigarettes, equal to the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking every six months.

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Jet Trails, 2007

60×96″

Depicts 11,000 jet trails, equal to the number of commercial flights in the US every eight hours.

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Prison Uniforms, 2007

10×23 feet in six vertical panels

Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005. The U.S. has the largest prison population of any country in the world.

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Installed at the Von Lintel Gallery, NY, June 2007

 

Cell Phones, 2007

60×100″

Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day.

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Paper Bags, 2007

60×80″

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.

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Building Blocks, 2007

16 feet tall x 32 feet wide in eighteen square panels, each sized 62×62″.

Depicts nine million wooden ABC blocks, equal to the number of American children with no health insurance coverage in 2007.

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Denali Denial, 2006

60×75″

Depicts 24,000 logos from the GMC Yukon Denali, equal to six weeks of sales of that model SUV in 2004.

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Pain Killers, 2007

60×63″

Depicts 213,000 Vicodin pills, equal to the number of emergency room visits yearly in the US related to misuse or abuse of prescription pain killers.

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  Ben Franklin, 2007

8.5 feet wide by 10.5 feet tall in three horizontal panels

Depicts 125,000 one-hundred dollar bills ($12.5 million), the amount our government spends every hour on the war in Iraq.

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Energizer, 2007

60×99″

Depicts 170,000 disposable Energizer batteries, equal to fifteen minutes of Energizer battery production.

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Standing back a bit, you see lots of these lines angling and intersecting:

…and stepping further back, you see more lines of names:

Stepping even further back, a complex geometric pattern begins to emerge:

Standing back further still, the names become much too small to read, but remember that’s what all the lines are:

Now we’re standing about thirty feet back from the piece, and the panel you are looking at is the size of a movie screen:

…and back even further (we’re almost there):

The title, «E. Pluribus Unum,» is Latin, and translates to “The Many Become One.»

 

его сайт — http://www.chrisjordan.com/

 




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