Running the Numbers is an art project conceived by Chris Jordan. He shares a way to look at society through statistics.
“Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on...This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the roles and responsibilities we each play as individuals in a collective that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming.” ~Chris Jordan
“Call her green and the winters cannot fade her, Call her green for the children who have made her... Just a little green, Like the colour when the spring is born... Just a little green, Like the northern lights perform... Little green, have a happy ending...” ~ Joni Mitchell