Saturday, September 26, 2009

Chris Jordon (BH)

E. Pluribus Unum, 2009

This large scale mandala depicts the names of one million organizations around the world that are devoted to peace, environmental stewardship, social justice, and the preservation of diverse and indigenous culture.

The actual number of such organizations is unknown, but Paul Hawken's "Blessed Unrest" project estimates the number at somewhere between one and two million, and growing. If the lines in this piece were straightened out, they would make an unbroken line of names, in a ten point font, twenty seven miles long.

Many thanks to Paul Hawken, Craig S. Kaplan, and Robert Bosch for their collaboration in creating this piece.

~chris jordan
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