Storytelling is healing. It keeps hope alive and the spirits of our ancestors close. Stories keep record of history -- or otherwise invent it. I am a vault and vessel for those stories that want to be acknowledged.
I see, listen, and record stories that want to be given voice or find a way to be released from their current space. I move the energy of those stories through photography, divination and energetic clearing.
I'm Jacquelyn Tierney, a creative and sacred artist who uses photography and divination to connect with the spirit of person and place.
Since childhood, I have been interested in the unseen, hidden spaces, covert connections, back alleys, history’s secrets, personal stories, polarities, severities, quiet magick and what lies on the other side of our waking life here on Earth. With a Sun, Ascendant, Saturn and Pluto placement in the First House/Scorpio, I’m deeply intrigued by transformation, metamorphosis, how we see ourselves, and how we want to be seen.
My portraits are an experience in self-actualization and the reclaiming of voice. They are a visual document of personal journey, message, and march.
My divination work prepares and holds space for others to develop trust and confidence with one’s psychic self and deepen the relationship with one’s creativity and environment.
In The Good Old Days project I collect and collage people’s personal stories on what it means to live “the good old days” as a way to contribute to the collective conversation about how we define “America” and being “American.”
Seeing what is, what was, and what could be...
FRAME BY FRAME
These portraits are the reclaiming of your voice.
These portraits are the campaign of your truths.
These portraits are a testimonial of your resilience.
These portraits are an altar to your spirit.
THE GOOD OLD DAYS
In November of 2016, the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, was elected on the campaign promise to make "make American great again," thus, restoring the country to its good old days.
But, what are "the good old days?" And, just who were they good for? Which pieces of our history is this administration promising to restore?
And which pieces are they promising to leave behind? Who are they leaving behind?
The Good Old Days project is a photographic vessel for all the stories that make up our collective history – not just the ones of the winners and the victors, but the ones that sadden, embarrass, and outrage us – the ones that have been silenced and left behind.
It is through these stories that a visual diary of our country's conflicting identities will be composed and exposed.
For almost a decade, I have studied and trained in various forms of cartomancy, energetic clearing, spiritual wellness, and psychic seeing and protection. I currently work with visionaries, artists, and writers in planning for the creative seasons of their year ahead and assist them in clearing space so that their work can be made with consistent focus and more ease. Learn more...
I am committed to providing care, attention, and service to those who often go without it due to the cycle of poverty, through the offering of free Holy Hours sessions each month to those who fall below the poverty line. Holy Hours include intimate soul counsel and magickal workings on one's behalf. Apply here...
To be in touch about a service seen on this site, a possible creative collaboration, or to simply say hello please use the contact form below. I love working with stylists, makers, and other visionaries to tell powerful stories and ask deep questions of our hearts, and I am always looking to interview storytellers to share their creative process with our audience of soulful seekers and artists. Let's build community and make meaningful work together. xo, j