Friday, August 15, 2008

David Maisel's "Library of Dust"

"... these canisters hold the cremated remains of patients from an American psychiatric hospital. Oddly reminiscent of bullet casings, the canisters are literal gravesites. Reacting with their ash inhabitants, the canisters are now blooming with secondary minerals, articulating new metallic landscapes." — Geoff Manaugh, Contemporary

To do these photos any kind of justice, you should read the rest over at the amazing Bldg Blog. David Maisel has a Web site here.

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