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32,000 Barbies Represent Real Boob Jobs

Social Commentary by Chris Jordan

— February 29, 2008 — Naughty
Up close, you can see that these photographs consist of some fascinating detail; the entire design is made of plastic dolls. 32,000 Barbies, to be exact.

The images, created by photographer Chris Jordan, are more than just art; they are a form of social commentary and send a message backed by frightening statistic. These dolls represent the number of real boobs jobs performed in one month in the United States alone in the year 2006.

His goal was to arise awareness of the plasticity and artificiality consuming today's society. That's 384,000 breast augmentations in a single year in just one country.

Jordan's visuals are such a great way to gain perspective.

This work is part of his Running the Numbers series which has featured other images such as one million plastic cups which reflect how many are used by people flying on American airline flights every six hour. Yikes!
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