Thursday, June 21, 2007

Chris Jordan

A friend of mine sent me to this website for a Seattle artist I'd never heard of, Chris Jordan. These images are trying to illustrate the magnitude of some currently relevant numbers, the sort of thing that would have political implications once we can get past the educational bit of understanding something of the global scale of our mass culture. It's a sort of wow factor, that the artist says is much better live than on this tiny screen -- no doubt.

They are all arranged with a view of the entire work first, which are each mild-mannered abstracts, and then progressive views of the elements of composition and details that are lost inside the big picture. Personally I think if you can wait for all the JPGs to load, it would be better to view these images the other way round, scrolling from the bottom instead of from the top. Either way, pertinent.

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