OD 1152 is the name of a tree in a forest outside the small
town of Michelstadt in the Odenwald region of Germany. The
forest is now a cemetery called Friedwald, a place where
peoples' remains are interred in biodegradable urns beneath
their chosen tree. In 2007, Ricardo Mazal traveled to the
Odenwald region where he became fascinated with the concept
of these burials and then conceived the Odenwald 1152 project.
Intrigued by the project, the people of Michelstadt dedicated
OD 1152, to Mazal.
Odenwald 1152, Mazal continues to expand his exploration
of the grand themes of life and death, transformation and
regeneration, which he began in his acclaimed series of
paintings, photographs and installation, La Tumba de la
Reina Roja: From Reality to Abstraction.
contemporary digital technology with the visceral skills
of a painter, Mazal has recreated the Friedwald in a deeply
compelling manner that inspires us to reflect on the meaning
of these extraordinary burials.
Authors: Lilly Wei and Peter Frank
Size: 10.5 x 12
Plates: 53 color plates
Price: Book may be purchased from Sundaram Tagore Gallery,