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An Item From the CP Shop

Nepal Candles Print

SM0251 ID SM0251 (photo)
Arrived 4/23/07, USPS
From Martin Ciastko, Montreal, Quebec
Description 11" x 15" photo print, mounted
More info Full Frame
Swapped for TBD
Status at CP

Martin Ciastko took this photo in 2004 in the Bouddhnath Temple near Kathmandu, Nepal. It shows a deep field of burning candles made from ghee or clarified butter. The seemingly infinite composition and the way it is focused suggested its spiritual nature before we ever read Martin's accompanying note. Of his photography collected online Martin says "...it's humble now, but with great aspirations." Given what we've seen, it seems likely those aspirations will be satisfied, as will the fortunate Swapper who receives this signed and numbered print in the mail.

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