Chris Jordan’s an artist I’ve been following for a few years, after my adventures as an anti-plastic zealot. I didn’t throw away any plastic items I used for two months, with the intent of collecting a year’s worth, but my bags were stolen, likely by an environmentally friendly scavenger looking for a few extra cents. Can’t blame ‘em.
Anyway, Jordan’s digital work is sublime in its implications, I think it is a little too pat. I did have the pleasure of seeing them full sized at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center.
However, seems he just released his new project documenting the bellies of dead albatrosses… filled with plastic. I had only seen a small image of this phenomenon before, but now Jordan seems to have gone deep into the Pacific and has captured a bunch of these images. They are terrifying, and as pics of dead animals often are, beautiful. Man I hate plastic, and the nightmare of the Pacific Garbage Gyre just makes me weep.
Check out more at Jordan’s site.