Owunna, Cosmologies
The Resurrection of Eke-Nnechukwu


Signed and numbered, verso

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

24 x 36 inches (61 x 91.4 cm)
(Edition of 6 + 2 APs)

40 x 60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)
(Edition of 3 + 1 AP)

After Eke-Nnechukwu, the feminine counterpart of the Igbo High God, was martyred in an explosion at the birth of the universe, her masculine double, Chukwu found her body and began to weep over her corpse in devastation. As he cries, his divine tears rain down upon her and in one miraculous moment his tears suddenly bring her back to life, purifying her in the process as well. As Eke-Nnechukwu rises from the dead, her feet hold the memory of her attempt to enter Chukwu’s chamber prior to the explosion, and her hands, her primal act of spinning the universe into existence.The cosmos and physical universe, which we experience today, incarnate on her body as Chukwu watches.

Work by Mikael Owunna