Thursday, March 24, 2011

'Ashes and Snow' Elephant photo by Gregory Colbert

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I just saw this magnificent photograph hanging at Sausalito's Cavallo Point Lodge. It's a piece from Canadian artist Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow collection of photographs, films, and novel consisting of a fictional character's 365 letters to his wife written during a year-long journey. The photographs, including the one that mesmerized me, are approximately 11.5 x 8.25 feet and printed on handmade Japanese paper using an encaustic process. Ashes and Snow traveled around the world in the mid-2000s for display in the Nomadic Museum, a temporary structure assembled (and often redesigned) at each port that hosts it. According to Wikipedia, Ashes and Snow was "the most attended exhibition by a living artist in history," counting more than 10 million people who experienced it. I wish I would have been one of them! "Ashes and Snow"

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