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"Village of the Pillar Saints" by Alex Mitchell

Light Grey Art Lab

"Village of the Pillar Saints" by Alex Mitchell

$ 30.00

 Dwellings and the Concept of Home –

TINY HOMES features eighty international illustrators and designers who, through their prints, have explored and challenged our ideas of space: Interiors, exteriors, futuristic, historical, natural or personal. Some of the artwork includes serene hideaways from which to experience the world unchanged by man, methods in which to twist our concepts of what a home can be, close-up views of dwellings where things that exist unseen by the human eye reside, and a means to reflect on what comfort means to each of us. Each and every piece is a comforting and personal vignette that serves as a reminder that there's a "home" out there for all of us. 

You can view the entire collection of artwork on the exhibition gallery here.


Alex Mitchell

Village of the Pillar Saints
Digital Print
12" x 12" 

About this piece:

Stylites, or “Pillar-Saints” were early Christian ascetics who lived atop tall pillars away from earthly distractions in order to devote themselves fully to their faith. The incredible literalness of this practice, showing disdain for the material world and the company of others by living alone on a high pedestal, made it an interesting allegory for all the ways we attempt to remove ourselves from the world we live in. It becomes easy to imagine a village of cynical Stylites, united in their attempt to escape the dirt-bound reality of life and human entanglements. 


Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase.  For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. *We are a small team and are able to fill all orders on Saturdays and Sundays. As soon as your package has shipped, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.  

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