Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chris Jordan -- AOD

"Gyre," 2009
8x11 feet, in three vertical panels

"Gyre" (detail)

This piece 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.

From the artist: "Perhaps these uncomfortable feelings can become part of what connects us, serving as fuel for courageous individual and collective action as citizens of a new kind of global community. This hope continues to motivate my work."

See more troubling & beautiful images here

(thanks to sam and trish for this link)

1 comment:

Prêt à Voyager said...

i just went to a lecture the other day that included some of his older work. cool (and scary) to see this.