Mount Kailash in Tibet is the most venerated holy site on earth, the mountain at the center of the world for four religions, the source from which all creation sprung. In 2009 Mazal made a month-long journey to Mount Kailash, and made a kora--a circumambulation of the mountain. Peripheral elements in the local environment fired Mazal's artistic imagination: the mountain itself--a monolith of black and white; boxes of pigment in a local market; and prayer flags with incandescent displays of color, whipping out over the landscape.Since 2003, artist Ricardo Mazal has worked in sequence on three large-scale bodies of work, each centered on a unique burial site. "Kora" completes this monumental trilogy, Mazal's inspired opus of large-scale paintings and photographs. Throughout his book, these visual elements create a complete and persuasive human and artistic experience.