DANNA WEISS
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Inspiration

Weiss uses earth elements to create contemporary works. Each work conveys her fascination and testimony to the existence of our Creator. Weiss is continually captivated not only by the colors, textures and luminosities naturally found within the earth’s crust, but the uniqueness in every object, mirroring our own originality and extraordinary design as organisms by the same Creator. In our endlessly challenging culture Weiss, like many, retreats into nature. With her work she aspires to transport the awe and majesty of all that has been provided us, into closer quarters so that we might live amongst the elements where we began.

Evolution

Weiss began to create functional work in 2013. Her first personal piece became a coffee table that captivated clients and friends. They would inquire about a piece to be created for themselves or often insist on buying her coffee table. She began to create works for others and in 2014 partnered with 1stDibs to bring her pieces to art collectors all over the world. Larry Ellison and Nikita Kahn purchased a work for their Marina Del Rey home and HRH Prince Faisal Al Saud commissioned a work for his father, HRH Bandar Al Saud's Riyadh palace. In 2015, Alia and Ron Tutor requested she create a standing work for their Aspen home, which inspired her transition into creating sculptural works. Weiss's first public sculpture will go into The Lotte New York Palace Hotel, one of New York City’s oldest landmarks. Her works are now sold with 1stdibs.com as well as through the Weiss studio.

The Physical Work

Each work is encased with a durable and non-hazardous solution. Elements range from woods and metals to crystals and gemstones. Wood and stones are sourced from all over the world to find the brightest material with excellent character, luster and often rareness.

Conscious Practice

Weiss regularly donates extra crystals and gemstones to charity. For every wood element chosen, she plants another tree.

The Studio

Weiss is in residency at Mana Contemporary, one of the largest juried art communities of its kind. Founded by Moishe Mana, the entrepreneur behind Milk Studios, Mana is headquartered in a refurbished tobacco warehouse near Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, with campuses in Chicago and at the Wynwood Walls in Miami. Its Jersey City network spans more than two million square feet of studio, exhibition, education and ancillary space. The incubator spaces attract emerging and established artists from all over the world, and serve as a forum for the contemporary art community.

To schedule a viewing, contact Weiss’s studio: +1 (888)908-4091

Weiss Studio
@ Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306