Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Inspired by..

Chris Jordan's Running the Numbers, An American Self-Portrait, is an incredibly poignant piece about American consumerism. On his website he says, "in risking self-awareness, at least we know that we are awake." 

Paper Bags, 2007/ 60x80"

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.
Please go to http://www.chrisjordan.com for more of his startling images.

We need to start living consciously and recognize the interconnectedness of life and how our actions affect the universe as a whole. We are all one, and we are in this together. 

To put it simply, evolve or die.

1 comment:

katie said...

absolutely. i wish we charged $1 per bag at the grocery store. then i think people would actually remember to bring their own.