I was first introduced to Chris Jordan after he was depicted on TED!
Chris Jordan is an artist who decided to use his work to change the world. (Gotta love it!) Instead of doing his arty just because he wanted to make money, he did it to show the injustices of our everyday world. Though he can not correct the injustices of the world he can show his art that has the ability to show how bad things truly are, and where people need to stand up and change it.
To give you a very small idea of his work, this is a picture of what looks like some industrial smoke stacks. In fact it “Depicts one million plastic cups, the number used on airline flights in the US every six hours.” And at the time of creating this piece….they did not recycle any of it because…”they just don’t do that in that industry.”
This is one example of the many many pictures he has created showing horrid things that are happening right here in the US. From the 1.8 million plastic bags we use per day, to the thousands of dogs and cats that are killed because they couldn’t find a home. You can change these numbers.
Chris is pointing out the problems we are facing, and asking, pleading, and wishing that someone would do something…anything about them.
Take a look at his artwork here, and ask yourself if there is something you can do to change the very real horrors that his pictures represent.
What are you doing to change the world?
How do you think we can decrease these numbers in your own neighborhood?