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David Mondedeu - From the East, Light

From the East, Light is an artist book, consisting of 20 free- standing, hand-pulled, polymer photogravures printed by the artist. Structured like a short story and taken mainly in Ningbo and Mount Putuo which has been a pilgrimmage site for over a 1,000 years and is one of four sacred mountains in China. The title is taken from a poem by Raymond Carver. Only 10 copies have been printed.

"What else are you looking for? When a man gets to middle age shouldn´t he look for a peaceful and stable existence, find a not-too-demanding sort of job, stay in a mediocre position, become a husband and a father, set up a comfortable home, put money in the bank and add to it every month so there´ll be something for old age and a little left over for the next generation?" Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain

On sale at ivorypress.

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