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Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait

Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait
An American Self-Portrait by Photographer/artist Chris Jordan Plastic Bottles, 2007 60x120" Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes. Partial zoom: Detail at actual size: Paper Bags, 2007 60x80" Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour. Cell Phones, 2007 60x100" Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day. Office Paper, 2007 60x87" Depicts 30,000 reams of office paper, or 15 million sheets, equal to the amount of office paper used in the US every five minutes. Cans Seurat, 2007 60x92" Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds. Denali Denial, 2006 60x75" Depicts 24,000 logos from the GMC Yukon Denali, equal to six weeks of sales of that model SUV in 2004. Detail at actual size: (This is the far left corner of the lake) Ben Franklin, 2007 8.5 feet wide by 10.5 feet tall in three horizontal panels

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