Library of Dust depicts individual copper canisters, each containing the cremated remains of a patient from a state-run psychiatric hospital. The patients died at the hospital between 1883 (the year the facility opened, when it was called the Oregon State Insane Asylum) and the 1970’s; their bodies have remained unclaimed by their families.
oregon state hospital, salem, OR
doctor's office, ward 66, abandoned portion of J building
tubs, ward 7, abandoned portion of J building
lounge/meeting room, ward 66, abandoned portion of J building
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