BOOK SIGNING: ‘MOUNT ST. HELENS: AFTERLIFE’ BY DAVID MAISEL
On 19 January David Maisel signed copies of Mount St. Helens: Afterlife, an artist book created for Ivorypress’s LiberArs series, at Park Life Store and Gallery, FOG Design+Art Fair (Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, USA).
In this publication in the LiberArs series, Mount St. Helens: Afterlife, David Maisel invites us to explore the ruins that remain after an act of savage and inescapable destruction: the eruption of a volcano. The book is a reflection on nature’s capacity for regeneration through violence and destruction. As Marcia Bjornerund says in the essay that accompanies Maisels photographs, ‘Its story is no longer merely about death and devastation but also, paradoxically, survival and resilience’.