TIBETAN RAINBOW ARTSTAMP DK-GUEST 2010, photo of wallpaintings on the main temple in Lhasa, Jokhang. The setting for all important ceremonies in Tibet through centuries. It was here the first attacks on and killing of tibetan monks took place in the city, when the Chinese occupation developed into a regular war against the civil population from the end of the 50`s.
The 5 colours, done in pigments of crushed stone, mark the elements earth, water, fire, air – and in Tibet they have a 5th element, time and space. The elements and colours are important parts of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
TORN SPAT STAMPED SPREAD SEEN describes not only the journey of the stamp, but the movement of Tibetan culture, today more and more visible through western consciousness research.
LONE MERTZ did a land art project in 1993-95 with glass coffins.
One was placed on a beach in Denmark, one at a Tibetan temple in Nepal and one at 4.400 masl. in the Himalayas. This last coffin still functions as four windows in a temple in Dhorpatan, in the western Nepalese desert.
The show Transformation of the Glass Coffin – a Tibetan Tale of Reality, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde 2009 was a presentation of this work and its many implications, and was premiered by the State Art Foundation in Denmark.
Lone and Albert Mertz are showing in a joint show in Stalke Gallery, autumn 2011.
SIZE 37X53 MM (COMBINATION ON FULL PRINT SHEETS)
G23A TIBETAN RAINBOW ED480
G23B TINETAN RAINBOW ED270
G23FF FIRST DAY COVER A+B ED18 SIGN.