Living Ashes
ashes to ashes, dust to dust
May 2015

“… you have ‘to follow the actors themselves’, that is try to catch up with their often wild innovations in order to learn from them what the collective existence has become in their hands, which methods they have elaborated to

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What do bees and birch trees have in common. Perhaps on the surface they seem quite separate, especially when you consider that birch trees are wind pollinated, and are therefore, not often visited by bees unless there is no other pollen

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So, I thought I would create a small gallery to cover the process of making soap. First, preparing, soaking and testing the ashes. Filtering the resulting lye Saponification with protocells Making soap Coconut oil soap and olive oil soap

Trying to boil the fat out in an open fire… Then moved indoors… Pork Fat as the result:

Upon looking for the real bamboo-made Joss paper, brought me to a very old traditional religion supplies shop in the old district of Taipei. The shop not only sells Joss paper, but also incense powder. Although by growing up in

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In Taiwan, some part of China, and many parts of East Asia, Joss paper (a. k. a. ghost money) is very often being used as ritual offerings for the dead, ancestors, and the holy. They are traditionally made of bamboo

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