Ashes & Snow
Gregory Colbert plunged himself into traveling the world for 10 years, breathing places such as Namibia, Burma, Dominica, Antartica and so forth. To quote Colbert, he had wanted to “explore the relationship between man and animals from the inside out”. During this time, he had never released any images.
In 2002, he launched the largest solo exhibition in Italy, Ashes and Snow, at the Venice Arsenale. After which, he brought his aptly termed nomadic museum to New York, Santa Monica, Tokyo and Mexico City. To date, it is the most attended solo exhibition, attracting a total of over 10 million visitors according to it’s wikipedia entry. Describing his images as captivating is an understatement, and we would like to share our finds with you; what inspires us, what drives us, and a reminder that good work will speak for itself. None of Colbert’s images are digitally enhanced. The photographic prints are created through an encaustic process on Japanese paper.
It may be wishful thinking, but I do hope Ashes and Snow comes closer to home. I will be willing to set up tent and park myself at the ticketing office the night before. Metaphorically speaking, that is.
Image copyright Gregory Colbert