Our Jordan

This piece, titled 'Our Jordan', is a portrait of one of the individuals National Geographic deemed to be a probable representation of what the 'average' human could look like in the year 2050. However, after closer inspection, one will notice that the whole portrait is composed of numbers - the higher the value (i.e. 200), the more dark and pronounced the number, and as the numbers decrease in value, so does there darkness, with smaller values (i.e. 25) resulting in light and faded numbers. Each box that is filled-in represents its 10^5 value - e.g. a box with a '25' within it represents 2,500,000, and unfilled-in boxes represent zero. Therefore, if one were to add up the value of every single box, it would equate to a plausible value for what the population would be in 2050 - approximately 9.6 billion. 

As a part of my summer 2014 showing, 'The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts', this piece ties into the theme because it deals with concept of globalization in general. As we transgress into a more 'global' society, whether that be through such means as the merging of cultures or the collaboration of economies, we must realize each other strengths and weaknesses and properly gauge our actions towards these strengths and weaknesses in order to result in the optimal realization, actualization, and materialization, of the future. Similar to this notion, 'Our Jordan' is a composition which only works when specific numbers, of specific densities and thicknesses, are properly aligned in a specific manner. And when we properly align each value with one another, like that of each cultures or country's specific mights and faults, we result in this beautiful composition of what the future has in store.