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Mourning Station #11

1988 Dominic Di Mare Born: San Francisco, California 1932 wood, horsehair, feathers, thread, stone 44 x 19 3/8 x 16 in. (111.8 x 49.3 x 40.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, Patrick and Darle Maveety and museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program 1992.82 Not currently on view


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Mourning Station #11 is one of a series of works that remind us of ancient ritual objects, of religious mysteries from vanished civilizations. Veils of horsehair and feathers, draped over the frame of hawthorn wood and linen, conceal a stone suspended within. In this piece, Di Mare suggests a glimpse of the supernatural, but at the same time refuses to reveal it.

Keywords

State of being - emotion - sorrow

sculpture

Crafts - Fiber

animal parts - feather

animal parts - hair - horsehair

fabric - thread

stone

wood

About Dominic Di Mare

Born: San Francisco, California 1932

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