dust

March 9, 2010

great essay at design observer about david maisel’s project “library of dust”

“each canister held the remains of a human body, an unknown person who had been labeled mentally ill, who had been locked away in an asylum, and who after death had been left unclaimed for years, stacked on a shelf. these canisters held significance far greater than simply being beautiful objects.”

all photographs © david maisel

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