You may have seen Chris on television recently explaining his "activist" images. Upon closer look at his art and replicas of famous art, you see that they are made of small images that represent the protagonists in our culture. For example, his version of Seurat's ...La Grande Jatte is made up of 106,000 photos of aluminum cans, which equals 30 minutes of U.S. can consumption.
http://www.chrisjordan.com/ (Choose the Running with Numbers gallery to see the Seurat image)
I see his work as an exemplar for a project using art for activism.