David Maisel. Mount St. Helens: Afterlife

Author: David Maisel. Texts by Gary Snyder and Marcia Bjornerud
Year: Ivorypress LiberArs, 2018
Binding: Hard cover
Language: English
Pages: 143 pgs
Size: 150 x 105 mm
ISBN: 978-84-945096-2-9

In the most recent 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 Maisel’s photographs, ‘Its story is no longer merely about death and devastation but also, paradoxically, survival and resilience’.