Recently Completed Icons!
Starting with top left: Theotokos- Mary and Child, 14 x 9" Holy Face of Christ, 10 x 8", St. Michael Killing the Dragon, 24 x 24", Archangel Michael 10 x 8", Mary Icon 24 x 18", Our Lady of Guadalupe 18 x 9", St. George and the Dragon, 10 x 8" and St. John the Baptist, 20 x 16" Six of these are still available, if yo'd like to purchase one, email me for details.
ICONS are a form of visual symbolic language, telling the story of the Gospel and Old Testament, ever showing us the way to deeper relationship to God. Each element in an Icon is there for a reason, to tell the story or to convey the qualities of the saint depicted. The discipline of Icon writing is a sacred art, guided by the Holy Spirit and Tradition. Their are many varieties of styles that exist within Tradition as a manifestation of unity of diversity inspired by the Holy Spirit.
This Icon is a wonderful example not only of sacred geometry, but of the use of space in an Icon. Here we see the central axis of the Icon is Christ, God the Father(indicated by the half circle of Gold at the top center), the Holy Spirit (indicated by the rays of Gold emanating from the circle)- the Trinity. The circle from which Christ stands includes the two Prophets, Moses and Isaiah - bringing the Old Testament time into relationship with New Testament time of the Apostles, James, John, and Peter below. The light that infuses the entire Icon is the light of God, His Presence during this moment.
" The glory of Christ on Mount Tabor embodies a joy that is unspeakable. In other words, the transformation of human affections impacts bodily states, causing a change in countenance. There is a radiance on the face of the joyous that pulls out the beauty of the divine image, which lays buried underneath the veils of the passions. If holiness concerns reintegrated and redirected emotion and desire so that perfect love reigns in the heart, then it creates a joy that alters human existence. The transfiguration symbolizes the Psalmist’s admonition to taste the Lord and see that he is good. Every moment of joy is but a foretaste of that deeper bliss, and it breaks through in serendipitous ways" Dale Coulter, First Things