Chris Jordan: “Contemporary American Culture Through the Austere Lens of Statistics”

It might not be directly trash-related (all the time), but there are parallels and similarities, I think…

Barbie Dolls, 2008
60×80″

Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed monthly in the US in 2006.

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Paper Cups, 2008
60×96″

Depicts 410,000 paper cups, equal to the number of disposal hot-beverage paper cups used in the US every fifteen minutes.

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Skull With Cigarette, 2007 [based on a painting by Van Gogh]
72×98″

Depicts 200,000 packs of cigarettes, equal to the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking every six months.

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Plastic Bottles, 2007
60×120″

Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.

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Cell Phones, 2007
60×100″

Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day.

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Prison Uniforms, 2007
10×23 feet in six vertical panels

Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005.

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Paper Bags, 2007
60×80″

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.

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Handguns, 2007
60×92″

Depicts 29,569 handguns, equal to the number of gun-related deaths in the US in 2004.

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