The seventh Intégrale contains the last Jonatha story, ‘La Piste de Yéshé’.
The story of Jonathan is preceded by a dossier.
The dossier is written by Nelly Rieuf Bista, a french woman who has been living in the Himalayas since she was 23 years old. She worked on art projects in Mustang (Nepal) and Ladakh (India), founding the Matho Monastery Museum. Among others, she works with teams of restauration artists to preserve mandalas and wall paintings – as you can see on the photo above. Not only has she been working on art projects: she also worked on a drink water system that works at the low temperatures in the high mountains.
Title of the dossier is ‘Vivre sur le toit du monde’ (‘Living on the roof of the world’).
Thankas and mandalas were an inspiration for Cosey while working on Jonathan 17, where we see Jonathan assisting a thanka painter. It also was a inspiration for the magnificent cover of the Intégrale.
Read more about the story of this Intégrale on another page of ‘The World of Cosey’: