30 day challenge complete

Chris Jordan 'Running The Numbers'

The above photo by Chris Jordan depicts 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the U.S. every five seconds.

Chris Jordan 'Running The Numbers'

The second photo is a partial zoom.

Chris Jordan 'Running The Numbers'

The final photo is detail at actual size.

On July 31, I successfully completed my 30 day challenge. It also happened to be the last day of artist Chris Jordan’s photo exhibit ‘Running the Numbers’. On display most recently at the Von Lintel Gallery in New York, this incredible new series “looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics”. Jordan's work uses large photo images to portray the quantities of consumption which occur during specific time frames. If you happen to find yourself in Los Angeles after September 8, you can catch 'Running Numbers' at the Paul Kopeikin Gallery.

As for my own challenge, to last the entire month of July without accepting plastic bags; I honestly did not accept a SINGLE one.... so easy, and very satisfying. It is now simply a good habit which I fully intend to continue. Incidentally, since my posting on July 1, an estimated 50,141,616,005 plastic bags have been consumed worldwide.

No comments: