The Mary Of Egypt icon is an organic and dynamic piece of creation that has survived time to speak to us. I have a sincere desire that this great art form may continue to reach across generations. Each icon painting is a Connection through Time and Place. It represents a spiritual journey, a portrait not only of the image but a documentation of emotional brush strokes. All iconographers have some physical, mental and spiritual weaknesses and strengths. But with their attention tuned to the presence of grace, some determined inner silence and daily perseverance one icon is created and then another.
While the work is done in solitude and contemplation, you can possibly imagine, like in all dedicated behavior, the interior dialogue is constant. I try to listen to the conversation and the deep human questions which arise to build bridges of understanding across cultures and faith tradition. Unfortunately I do work alone and not often enough do I get an opportunity to share suspicious interpretations and perspectives.
Imagine what might develop when we shed the robes of shyness and cloak ourselves in robes of the divine freedom? Imagine if we spoke more often of the intimate moments we experience through art and prayer?
Mary Jane Miller is an experienced iconographer and icon Painter living, working and teaching in San Miguel Allende and around Mexico. She welcomes you into here studio for interesting conversation, while browsing through a vast collection of contemporary and traditional icons. The studio is located just outside of San Miguel Allende, a short walk from town, making an appointment would be an excellent idea.
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