"On first glance, every piece in artist Chris Jordan’s collection, “Running the Numbers,” appears to be simply a beautiful work of modern art. But look more closely, and you’ll see that each piece depicts the enormous amount of natural resources we consume and throw away – represented by plastic bags, light bulbs or packing peanuts. Here’s a sample of works from Jordan’s thought-provoking collection."
Date: 3/13/2012 6:42:31 PM ( 15 mon ) ... viewed 745 times
"Caps Seurat" by Chris Jordan, 2011
From "Shocking Eco Art: Our Waste by the Numbers" http://earth911.com/news/2012/02/15/chris-jordan-running-the-numbers-shocking-eco-art/
"Look closely at this homage to Georges Seurat’s famous painting, 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,' and you’ll see the 400,000 plastic bottle caps Jordan painted to represent the average number of plastic bottles consumed in the U.S. every minute."
"Bottle caps are often so small that it’s easy to overlook the impact they have on the environment. If you drop one on the ground at the park or the beach, you may think it’s not a big deal.
But the Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii (B.E.A.C.H.) found that “plastic bottle caps are one of the top 10 items found during marine debris beach clean-ups and are the second most littered item after cigarette butts.”
Read how you can recycle plastic bottle caps: http://earth911.com/news/2009/09/14/360-bottle-caps/
GO TO THE WEBSITE TO VIEW MORE OF CHRIS JORDAN'S ART MADE FROM JUNK! IT'S AMAZING!
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