Chris Jordan is an artist and cultural activist whose work explores contemporary mass culture by connecting the viewer viscerally to the enormity and power of humanity’s collective behaviors. Running with Numbers looks at contemporary western culture through statistics. For example, Toothpicks depicts one hundred toothpicks, equal to the number of trees cut in the U.S. yearly to make the paper for junk mail.
The campus-wide exhibition was held October 26 – November 20, 2012.
Palmer Commons was happy to host two art pieces in the exhibition, Toothpicks and Shipping Containers. View more information about this exhibition here.