Chris Jordan and American Consumerism / by Michelle Linden

C recently introduced me to Chris Jordan, a local artist who uses large scale photography as his medium for critique on American consumerism. I particularly like this image of a Tacoma chassis yard... It not only exemplifies current excess, but its an interesting contrasting image to those we typically see describing the Pacific Northwest. While this area is indeed lush and green with beautiful vistas of mountains and ocean, there also lies an undercurrent of industrial manufacturing and waste.