One powerful elixir is beauty. There is nothing quite like beauty. When you bring beauty and grief together, you can't look at it, because it's so sad -- and you can't look away, because it's so beautiful. It's a moment of being transfixed, and the key is turned in the lock. --Chris Jordan

An Abiding Ocean of Love: Artist Chris Jordan

An Abiding Ocean of Love: Artist Chris Jordan

Jul 29, 2013-- The internationally acclaimed artist and cultural activist Chris Jordan explores contemporary mass culture and asks us to consider our roles in becoming more conscious stewards of the world. His work reflects the practices of making the invisible visible and developing empathy for all living things. In his series titled "Running the Numbers," for instance, he creates "beautiful works of art that reveal just what happens when 300 million of us do some seemingly innocuous thing, like throw out a milk carton or cell phone or water bottle." His more recent work brings the perils of plastic and ocean pollution into stark focus. This interview shares some of Jordan's arresting perspectives and photographs. (31271 reads)


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