Ashes & Snow

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Ashes & Snow

Postby HGolightly » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:40 pm

One of my favorite artists: Gregory Colbert, who uses both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals.

The exhibit, Ashes and Snow launched in Italy back in 2002, and ended in Mexico, in 2008. Ashes and Snow, which consisted of over 50 large-scale photographic artworks, a 60-minute film, and two 9-minute film haikus.

In Colbert's own words: “In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals. The images depict a world that is without beginning or end, here or there, past or present.” —Gregory Colbert, Creator of Ashes and Snow

“The power of the images... is eternal and sacred, ” (Architectural Digest).




The following excerpt entitled "Feather to Fire", is narrated in three languages by Laurence Fishburne (English), Ken Watanabe (Japanese), and Enrique Rocha (Spanish). I had posted this cinematic imagery under melancholy music.



For those of you who might be unfamiliar with Colbert's work. I would like to encourage you to explore his vision at "http://www.ashesandsnow.org/", click on "Enhanced Experience", then on "Explore", and the beautiful artistic journey begins through the vision of this one artist. (A definite favorite of mine). And, if you have time read his entire Portfolio, Vision, etc. here "http://www.ashesandsnow.org/en/home.php"

"Colbert continues his expeditions and the development of Ashes and Snow".
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Re: Ashes & Snow

Postby mirjana » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:12 pm

Holly, thank you for this moment of pure beauty. <3
When somebody dedicates his life to the harmony between living creatures on this planet, like he does, I feel great respect and a kind of deep primary excitement that happens when we meet the truth and feel it like that.
What an artist:
“When I started Ashes and Snow in 1992, I set out to explore the relationship between man and animals from the inside out. In discovering the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards restoring the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals.”
Gregory Colbert
These words are the expression of my life dream. By calling animals as "Natur's living masterpeace"
he entered into my heart.
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Re: Ashes & Snow

Postby Sabina » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:31 pm

=0/ Aren't we all nature's living masterpiece(s)?

Wonderful addition Holly!
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Re: Ashes & Snow

Postby Daywhite » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:21 pm

Holly, I am a huge fan of the full Ashes and Snow collection, the videos, the still pics, the music, all of it. I share here one of my all-time favorite pictures. This picture, from the first time I saw it, has always touched something deep within me. It, as with the entire exhibit, has soul. Thanks for starting this subject.

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