Gregory Colberts Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project
that weaves together photographic works, three 35mm
films, art installations and a novel in letters.
Colbert collaborated with architect Shigeru Ban to
create the Nomadic Museum, the permanent home of the
exhibition as it travels around the world.
None of the images have been digitally collaged or
superimposed. They record what the artist himself saw
through the lens of his camera.
While Colbert uses both still and movie cameras,
the images are not stills from the film. These mixed
media photographic works marry umber and sepia tones
in a distinctive encaustic process on handmade Japanese
The artworks, each approximately five feet by eight feet,
are mounted without explanatory text so as to
encourage an open-ended interaction with the images.
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