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The Martyrdom of Eke-Nnechukwu

The Martyrdom of Eke-Nnechukwu (Limited Edition)




24"x36" (Edition of 6)

40"x60" (Edition of 3)

 

Signed, Archival Dye Sublimation Aluminum Metal Print

 

A personally signed and numbered edition print. Each archival print is printed directly onto aluminum with a brilliant white high gloss surface for unsurpassed detail and vibrance. The white gloss surface creates a glass-like, vibrant finish for each piece with deep blacks and a stunning 3-Dimensional effect. Each print comes complete with an aluminum brace hanging system, which allows the artwork to float frameless off the wall as if it were floating through space, and is backed with 1/4" of Sintra for added durability and weight. Print is signed and numbered by Owunna. 

 

At the beginning of the universe, Chukwu, the Igbo high god, and His feminine counterpart, Eke-Nnechukwu existed in perfect unity in the primordial blackness of space there until Chukwu sectioned off a part of space exclusively for Himself. Overcome by excruciating curiosity, Eke-Nnechukwu entered the space and, as She does, an explosion rips through the fabric of the universe, martyring Her in the process. After the explosion, Chukwu discovers Her body and begins to weep. His tears pour into Her, purifying and healing Her, and Eke-Nnechukwu rises from the dead, with the physical universe we experience today being born on Her body.

 

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The Martyrdom of Eke-Nnechukwu

According to the Odachi Nne Ebere cosmogony of the Igbo people, the universe originated in the constellation of Sirius. Chukwu, the Igbo high god, and His feminine counterpart, Eke-Nnechukwu existed in perfect unity in the primordial blackness of space there until Chukwu sectioned off a part of space exclusively for Himself. Overcome by excruciating curiosity, Eke-Nnechukwu entered the space and, as She does, an explosion rips through the fabric of the universe, martyring Her in the process. After the explosion, Chukwu discovers Her body and begins to weep. His tears pour into Her, purifying and healing Her, and Eke-Nnechukwu rises from the dead, with the physical universe we experience today being born on Her body.

 

Photographic Process

In the photographs of Infinite Essence and Cosmologies, Owunna leverages his training as an engineer to explore the nuances of darkness and light.  He employs ultraviolet strobes, painted fluorescent backdrops, and carefully hand painted nude bodies of Black models that only glow under ultraviolet light.  When he then photographs the models in total darkness, the shutter snaps, and for that fraction of a second, synchronized beams of ultraviolet light illuminate a glowing scene that reanimates tableaus of creation from the archive of African diasporic myth.

 

 

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At the beginning of the universe, Chukwu, the Igbo high god, and His feminine counterpart, Eke-Nnechukwu existed in perfect unity in the primordial blackness of space there until Chukwu sectioned off a part of space exclusively for Himself. Overcome by excruciating curiosity, Eke-Nnechukwu entered the space and, as She does, an explosion rips through the fabric of the universe, martyring Her in the process. After the explosion, Chukwu discovers Her body and begins to weep. His tears pour into Her, purifying and healing Her, and Eke-Nnechukwu rises from the dead, with the physical universe we experience today being born on Her body.

See full description & specifications

The Martyrdom of Eke-Nnechukwu

According to the Odachi Nne Ebere cosmogony of the Igbo people, the universe originated in the constellation of Sirius. Chukwu, the Igbo high god, and His feminine counterpart, Eke-Nnechukwu existed in perfect unity in the primordial blackness of space there until Chukwu sectioned off a part of space exclusively for Himself. Overcome by excruciating curiosity, Eke-Nnechukwu entered the space and, as She does, an explosion rips through the fabric of the universe, martyring Her in the process. After the explosion, Chukwu discovers Her body and begins to weep. His tears pour into Her, purifying and healing Her, and Eke-Nnechukwu rises from the dead, with the physical universe we experience today being born on Her body.

 

Photographic Process

In the photographs of Infinite Essence and Cosmologies, Owunna leverages his training as an engineer to explore the nuances of darkness and light.  He employs ultraviolet strobes, painted fluorescent backdrops, and carefully hand painted nude bodies of Black models that only glow under ultraviolet light.  When he then photographs the models in total darkness, the shutter snaps, and for that fraction of a second, synchronized beams of ultraviolet light illuminate a glowing scene that reanimates tableaus of creation from the archive of African diasporic myth.

 

 

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