Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Ashes & snow....

Codex Ashes and Snow

by Canadian photographer Gregory Colbert

Codex Ashes and Snow is a celebration of the living masterpieces of nature. Bound in original book covers from the 17th century, Codex Ashes and Snow is a never-ending bestiary—a poem, a field study, a collection of photographs, artefacts and letters—that reminds us that the greatest artist of all is nature itself.

Since 1992 photographer and filmmaker Gregory Colbert has collaborated with more than 40 species around the world to create a 21st-century bestiary. These images attempt to express the world not only through human eyes, but also through the eyes of a whale, an elephant, a manatee, a meerkat, a cheetah, or an orangutan.

codex /koh-deks/ n. (pl. codices /koh-di-seez/ or codexes)

an ancient manuscript text in book form.
-- ORIGIN Latin, ‘block of wood’.
Oxford English Dictionary

love & light

1 comment:

Healing Woman said...

When I got to Mexico in February, Ashes and Snow was playing on the TV screens in my room. I never changed the station because the music and photography was so beautiful it was all I wanted to hear. Ashes and Snow was a perfect backdrop to the crashing of the waves below. I looked up this production online because I wanted to purchase the video but found it was not available. If you ever find that it is, I truly wish you would contact me. Thanks so much for reminding me of my vacation.