A different approach to data visualization

It is hard to get the magnitude of a huge number across on a slide. A $700bn bailout,how much is that? Photographer Chris Jordan takes a different approach. Repetitive patterns of miniaturized objects that form a bigger picture. Images have a political message, many of them try to put current "consumerism" into perspective.
The image below is inspired by Seurat's "un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte", and constructed from 106,000 softdrink cans.
Check out more of his images here. Via Village of Joy.