The familiar scene below, is not what you think. This version, by Chris Jordan, depicts 106,000 aluminum cans. That's the number of cans used in the United States every thirty seconds.
Chris' photography puts a face on our consumption. You'll want to visit his Website to see all the other tantalizing images and read his Statement.
Statistics can be so boring and he's found a way to hold our attention and let the figures sink in. Here's a detail from the image above. Click the images for a larger view.
I'm not sure just exactly how he makes these works, but that question seems very unimportant compared to the tremendous message that's being conveyed.