Monday, January 17, 2011

monday morning inspiration

photographer david maisel's library of dust quite literally took my breath away.

these gorgeous images are of the remains of patients from a state hospital in oregon, each stored in copper canisters between the years 1883 and the 1970's.

due to the conditions of the underground room in which they were stored, referred to as the "library of dust" by patients, the canisters have warped and the ashes inside have oxidized into beautiful colors and patterns.

maisel published them all in a beautiful collection of the same title, available here.

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