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The Oldest Living Things in the World Limited collectors edition with book box, first edition book, and print of Spruce Gran Picea #0909-11A07 (9,550 years old; Dalarna, Sweden), 2014

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Hand-constructed book boxes, stamped and numbered, a first edition of "The Oldest Living Things in the World" and archival fine art pigment print of the cover image

14.75 x 13.25 x 1.75 in

37.5 x 33.7 x 4.4 cm

Edition of 150

Both the book and print are signed by the artist.

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    About The Work

    Documenting the beauty, solitude and destruction of one of natures most timeless organisms, this striking book catalogues an ongoing, decade-long series by Brooklyn-based photographer Rachel Sussman, entitled “The Oldest Living Things in the World.” Traveling throughout the world and working in close collaboration with botanists and biologists, Sussman captures each of her subjects as both individual marvels, and within the larger context of time and human interference. This special edition of the book comes with a print of Spruce Gran Picea #0909-11A07 (9,550 years old; Dalarna, Sweden), which depicts a 9,550-year-old Gran Picea spruce tree, standing alone in a rocky field. Says Sussman of her work, “I approach my subjects as individuals of whom I’m making portraits, in order to facilitate an anthropomorphic connection to a deep timescale, otherwise too physiologically challenging for our brain to internalize.”

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