Danna Weiss

Danna Weiss

I was born in New York City, an indigo and intuitive spirit to an entrepreneurial family. As a small child, I loved crystals immediately. As an artist, I began working with crystals and gemstones in jewelry design during my teen years, selling my first jewelry line to Macy’s while still in high school. My connection to crystals grew through my college education and design career, though I feel I have also known crystals and their workings in many incarnations as far back as Atlantis. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in Design, I worked in the office of Harper’s Bazaar under the late Liz Tilberis, for Elizabeth Saltzman at Vanity Fair, and in the design studio of Donna Karan. I went on to style celebrity clients. Around this time, stone energy became even more powerful for me and my clientele, and I rebirthed my metaphysically healing jewelry line. I later became a certified Crystal Healer and Teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. It was around this time that I began receiving clairvoyant messages for clients. I gave stone readings and taught classes on crystals and gemstones around the country in notable institutions such as The Chopra Center, Unplug Meditation and the Jivamukti Yoga School.

Understanding that I needed a higher vibration in my space from which to evolve, Vibrational Works was conceptualized. I began by creating a work for myself. My intention was to use wood as a grounding force in my home and to imbed it with crystal and gemstone energies that would be channeled into a piece for my highest good. That first personal piece became a coffee table, which I felt delivered my energetic needs. My friends and clients who came to visit were captivated. They would inquire about a piece to be created from their own energetic profile, or insist on buying the singular piece. Some fell in love solely with the aesthetic and wanted an art piece. Others were taken by my process. I realized how the work was creating an energy field and began to intuit pieces for others based on their metaphysical needs. Now, my process begins with intuitive pictures that appear in my mind’s eye. While I focus on an intention, purpose or individual, the elements themselves light up and inform me of their role in a given work. Pieces have found homes in Marina del Rey with Larry Ellison and Nikita Kahn, and on display in the Riyadh palace of Prince Bandar Faisal Al Saud. Each piece has a channeled purpose, whether it is for an individual, family, organization or concept.

My work has been blessed, and since 2015 I’ve partnered exclusively with 1stDibs to bring my pieces to people all over the world. As of 2017, I am honored to work in residence at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, where I was invited by architect Richard Meier. Shifting my attention from intimate art to large-scale sculptures, I was propelled by a desire to heal planetary discord. I will be unveiling my first sculptural collection on April 30, 2017.

For more information regarding Danna Weiss and her design and fashion background www.DannaWeiss.com
Part of her original jewelry line Conscious Jewelry can be found on www.ConsciousJewelry.com