Mourning Station #11

  • Dominic Di Mare, Mourning Station #11, 1988, hawthorn, horsehair, feathers, thread, and stone, 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

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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.

Title
Mourning Station #11
Artist
Date
1988
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
44 x 19 3/8 x 16 in. (111.8 x 49.3 x 40.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, Patrick and Darle Maveety and museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program

Mediums
Mediums Description
hawthorn, horsehair, feathers, thread, and stone
Classifications
Keywords
  • State of being – emotion – sorrow
Object Number
1992.82
Palette
Linked Open Data
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