RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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John Dickerson

For many years I have been balancing stones and othe natural objects wherever I happen to be around the world. The works are ephemeral, sometimes lasting seconds, sometimes lasting months. I make a photographic record of the pieces and have assembled the photos into these books. The work documented in these books was all created in Chilean Patagonia in January of this year. The stones high up in Valley one at the edge of the glacier are angular and sharp. The stones down near Lago Plomo are smooth and rounded from their journey down the mountain. Because of the pristine nature of the environment in Valley one, I disassembled the pieces and returned the stones to where I found them, before I left the area. 

Lago Plomo, Chile

Lago Plomo, Chile John Dickerson, Heavy Bubble, websites for artists
Lago Plomo, Chile John Dickerson, Heavy Bubble, websites for artists
Lago Plomo, Chile John Dickerson, Heavy Bubble, websites for artists

color copies made from digital images of rocks balanced near Lago Plomo in Chilean Patagonia. 

$20

RiTUAL 2015 books by this artist

Artwork in Ritual Single-sheet book show (2013)

Ritual Book I by John Dickerson Ritual Book I by John Dickerson Ritual Book I by John Dickerson
Ritual Book I         
Ritual Book I  (photo copy) by John Dickerson Ritual Book I  (photo copy) by John Dickerson
Ritual Book I (photo copy)           
Ritual Book II by John Dickerson Ritual Book II by John Dickerson Ritual Book II by John Dickerson
Ritual Book II         
Ritual Book III page 1 by John Dickerson Ritual Book III page 2,3 by John Dickerson Ritual Book III pages 4,5 by John Dickerson
Ritual Book III         
Ritual Book IV page 1 by John Dickerson Ritual Book IV page 1 by John Dickerson Ritual Book IV pages 6,7 by John Dickerson
Ritual Book IV