I blogged about this art project several weeks ago at AfterEllen.com, but I think about it a lot and think most of you would find it interesting as well.
Here’s the short version: Artist Chris Jordan has a numbers project where he collects data on depressing trends in American culture. Then he creates works of art about the trend using the correlating numbers.
For his piece on boob jobs in America, he photographed 32,000 Barbie dolls sculpted to look like a set of perfect breast. That’s the number of boob jobs each month – yes, month – in our country.
Here’s the art from a distance:
Now, a close-up:
Why did Jordan pick a Barbie doll to illustrate his message? Oh, I think you can figure that out. Is there anything more desirable in our culture than a tall, tiny-waisted, big boobed blond? No matter what it takes to look like one? If you want the slightly ranty details about boob jobs in America, click on my AE blog post. I can’t bear to talk about it again.
Feel free to leave your insights or opinions about breast augmentation in the comments.