Pain Killers

From artist Chris Jordan. His new collection is called Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait. It “looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics.”

His piece Pain killers “depicts 213,000 Vicodin pills, equal to the number of emergency room visits yearly in the US related to misuse or abuse of prescription pain killers.”


Click for partial zoom:

Click for detail at actual size:

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan