Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project comprised of photographic artworks, a one-hour film and two short film “haikus”, temporary traveling art installations, and a novel in letters presented in a purpose-built temporary structure called the Nomadic Museum.
Colbert’s images, visceral yet dreamlike, return us to a place we long for but cannot name. His photographs and films reawaken an ancient memory in us of a time when we lived in balance with our animal cousins. Since we first painted their silhouettes on the walls of caves 35,000 years ago, animals have inhabited our stories, our dreams, and our imaginations. Unless we choose to preserve our biodiversity we are destined to be lonely inhabitants of a planet emptied of its wonder.
Since he began creating his singular work of Ashes and Snow in 1992, Colbert has undertaken photographic and filming expeditions to every continent to collaborate with more…
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