Chris Jordan, an artist from Seattle who produces a lot of commentary work on consumerism, has produced a series of work called Running the Numbers. In this work is a painting called Light Bulbs, which makes commentary on the 320,000 kilowatt-hours wasted by the United States every minute through things most of us probably don’t think of often – computers in stand-by, poorly engineered wiring, leaving the lights on, etc.
The work is huge, as in size – 72″ X 96″ (six feet by nine feet), and includes 320,000 images of a light bulb to represent each wasted kWh.
Actual detail size:
A little zoomed out:
The works in Running the Numbers are all along this theme of over-consumption. Check out some of his current works here, and check out his portfolio here. Running The Numbers is showing at the Kopeikin Gallery in Hollywood until October 17, 2009.