Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Color in Nature

These photographs by Chris Jordan were taken on Midway Atoll in the middle of the North Pacific. These photographs document the remains of albatross chicks that have been fed, unintentionally by their parents, floating plastic garbage collected from the sea. Thousands of these baby birds die every year as a result. In Nature, all color harmonizes with all other colors. However, in manufactured creation, such as the making of plastic, the color often ends up being uncomfortably bright and as a result, unrelated to everything else in it's environment. Nothing demonstrates the unsettling nature of synthetic color juxtaposed with the sophisticated color of Nature better than these exquisite photographs.

bird three

bird one

bird two


Lynne E. Windsor said...

Nicholas, I am huge fan of your work and I wanted to thank you for bringing Chris Jordan's work to my attention.

Best regards,


Traci O'Very Covey said...

Your paintings are wonderful Nicholas. I have been an admirer for quite some time.

Thanks for posting this. These are beautifully made photographs but are heartbreaking images.

Maria Carluccio said...

totally fascinating! These pieces are very sad, too.