One Million, One Mandala
If you stand really close to Chris Jordan's new work, E. Pluribus Enum, you'll see a million names of groups and organizations intersecting at various different angles, in what appears to be a random, hodge-podge of words. But step far enough back, and a pattern will emerge.
When seen as a whole, the pattern reveals itself to be a Mandala, a circular diagram with roots in Hinduism and Buddhism. Fittingly, the names of the groups and organizations used to make up the mandala are of those which dedicate their efforts to bringing peace, love, sustainability and equality to the world.
The sheer size of the project brings with it a number of difficulties, such as where to unveil it. Mr. Jordan hopes to debut the project in a very prominent spot, a la Grand Central Station in New York, or somewhere in the nation's capital.Tweet