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heart By Clifton Meador
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In the summers of 2006 and 2007 I traveled to Kham, a historically Tibetan area, as a member of an interdisciplinary study group. We were there to study traditional Tibetan book production,... More > particularily at the Derge Parkhang. We traveled to many other monasteries that still print books, and at Babang we met an old lama, the brother of a famous thangka painter. Meeting him changed my awareness about what I do: orientalism and the exotic still have a hold on me, no matter how hard I struggle against them. This book is starts with the mantra from the Heart sutra, and structures a travel experience around it. In March 2008, I printed a limited edition, offset lithographed and hand bound version of this book at the Center for Editions, Purchase College. This print-on-demand version presents a glimpse of that iteration.< Less
Fifteen: Byzantine Decomposition By Clifton Meador
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The faces on the statue were weathered beyond recognition. I re-ordered Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium" into a vocabulary list, and it seemed to make the worn marble faces more understandable.
Fourteen: Winter Writing By Clifton Meador
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Walking across the bridge in a snow storm, it seemed like the weather was trying to tell me something. I looked closer, and thought I could discern a writing system.
Dallas Texas Bail Bond Yellow Pages Ads By Clifton Meador
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Dallas, a pleasant city in Texas, has a remarkable number of bail bond businesses. I was stuck in a hotel with a fever of 103, tossing and turning, and this dreadful fact became clear to me: there is... More > a lot of money to be made in punishing crime.< Less
Internet Police Uniform Sites By Clifton Meador
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Catalogs once brought the world into the home: place-bound people could roam the planet, shopping from a magazine. But this was a focused experience, since catalogs always represented a particular... More > notion of commerce, with a particular, unique physical identity: LL Bean never seemed anything like Omaha Steaks. The web is a catalog of enormous proportions, and everything is produced in the same medium—RGB pixels. Police uniforms are identical with French cheese, making crime-fighting just another way to turn a profit.< Less
Seventeen: Lurker By Clifton Meador
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Midnight on New Year's Eve: the old year slipping away, the new year almost here, and, hey, what's that guy doing in the alley? Surveillance encourages speculation.
Sixteen By Clifton Meador
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I was a battlefield for a week: viruses and my immune system played out First Manassas, Shiloh, Da Nang, and the Battle of the Bulge inside my tissues. I was left wondering about the boring, awful... More > self-absorption that accompanies illness.< Less
Every Offering By Clifton Meador
Hardcover: $95.50
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On the morning of July 22, 2007, I photographed every offering left at the Derge Parkhang. The Parkhang is the most famous sutra printing temple in the Tibetan world, and still houses more than... More > 300,000 wooden printing blocks. It is a site of pilgrimage for Tibetans, who come from many parts of the world to honor this important cultural treasure.< Less
Eighteen: Russian Bus Ride By Clifton Meador
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When does an experience become significant? How do memory and photography reinforce and edit each other? A winter bus ride slowly becomes a cartoon.
Three: Wallet By Clifton Meador
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It has been sitting around in my studio for the past thirty years. I move it around periodically, looking at it and thinking about it. It seems like it is time to finally ask the question: how much... More > can you know about a dead man from the contents of his wallet?< Less