Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Library of Dust

What a story, heard this  on the local NPR station this afternoon. 
These corroded old canisters hold the unclaimed ashes of patients from an Oregon psychiatric hospital.  The holding area where these canisters was kept flooded repeatedly over the years and the canisters have become corroded and encrusted by a variety of minerals.   A wonderful photographer, David Maisel, has an exhibit of these canisters, which are really quite stunning. http://www.davidmaisel.com/works/lod.asp

David Maisel photograph "Library of Dust 1210"

1 comment:

  1. to think of all the mentally ill we hear about now who die in the streets and no one knows and few care. how far have we come?