Making the Invisible Tangible

 Posted by on February 24, 2010
Feb 242010

Have you ever wondered what an hour’s worth of paper grocery store bag usage looks like in America? Answer: like a forest.

Or how about the amount of plastic that enters the world’s oceans every hour? Chris Jordan described his art and the process behind it during the State of the World symposium. Below you can learn about this and how Chris uses art to take truly incomprehensible numbers–the amount of stuff we use in consumer cultures–and makes these numbers into tangible, and surprisingly beautiful, works of art.

Chris continues, detailing his trip to Midway island to look at the more visible effects of our plastic litter.

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