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    Now Available

    Selected Works from Danielle Nelson Mourning

    March 23 - May 23, 2022

     

    Eye of the Huntress is delighted to announce the launch of our most recent online viewing room featuring a selection of works from San Francisco based multimedia artist Danielle Mourning.

     

    The artist’s work is an experiment in evolution and spiritual practice confronting viewers with the darker themes of humanity such as life and death, ancestry, and generational trauma.  She uses her work as a means to process her own introspection and healing. The journey of this practice, both in its internal process and its external representation, resulted in the artist’s recent project Stay with Me, an installation that spanned her entire home in San Francisco. Each of the seven rooms dive into aspects of her experience as a woman and one's collective inherited history. Themes of sovereignty, vocalization, ancestors, childhood, sexuality, domesticity, rebirth, breaking and healing come forth.

     

    We are proud to offer some of the larger pieces from that project that fans can now acquire. In this project Mourning has designed and made every single surface her own, from the wallpaper to large crystal light works, to the artworks themselves.

     

    Mourning explores her own identity and place in her ancestral past through biographical self-portraits that were created in the homes of the artist's ancestors. They represent a meeting point within the psychic narrative; what science calls epigenetics and what mystics deem as a spiritual alignment with worlds seen and unseen. The product of this work are images in which echoes of her familial past have been superimposed upon the present, to forge an ethereal and haunting layer that challenges the passage  of time and a shifting inheritance from our former female ancestors. Mourning’s poignantly intimate photographic work seamlessly melds vintage aesthetic with modern sensibilities and techniques as a means to confront themes of ancestry, identity, the role of modern women. The artist self-describes her practice as “ honoring the faded realm of memory and bearing witness to how it arises within the body. This is a language that has taken years to perceive and translate into art. My practice is intuitive, uncomfortable, reverent and redemptive. It is borne from a desire to delve into the psyche of fear as women and eventually unearth a world of compassion. If we know our real history, we are no longer bound to be ruled by it.”

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