Unbearable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption

Cell phones, Orlando 2004

Cell phones, Orlando 2004

Chris Jordan is an American artist who explores the phenomenon of American consumerism. He creates large images visualizing the staggering numbers of American consumption. “Exploring around our country’s shipping ports and industrial yards, where the accumulated detritus of our consumption is exposed to view like eroded layers in the Grand Canyon, I find evidence of a slow-motion apocalypse in progress.”

Crushed cars #2, Tacoma 2004

Crushed cars #2, Tacoma 2004

Sawdust, Tacoma 2004

Sawdust, Tacoma 2004

Spent bullet casings

Spent bullet casings

Cigarette butts

Cigarette butts

e-Bank, Tacoma 2004

e-Bank, Tacoma 2004

– via chrisjordan.com

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