Altarpiece - the new ICONOSTASIS The altar is where we come to perform a ritual, to honor something which is greater than ourselves. Themed on religion, an altarpiece refers to a piece of artwork, placed on or behind the altar of a Christian Church. It stands like a frame behind the altar for the purpose of education and adornment. Architectural structure of the ICONOSTASIS The Dialogue project was inspired by the classic architectural feature found in most ... Read More about What is an ICONOSTASIS ?
The Last Super Icons This icons collection was inspired by the classic Last Super Icon done by Andrev Rublev, Russia, 15th century. I have expanded the idea of the last supper to include other nationalities and dinner together. The original icon was intended to give a “Historical” representation of the Last Super as Christ celebrated it with His disciples. The disciples are assembled round the table, Judas, leaning forward over the table, reaches for bread while John on the left has placed his ... Read More about Last Super Icons
Christian Icons in Byzantine Egypt In Byzantine Egypt, Christian concepts and ideals became steadily integrated into the daily lives of its citizens. Evidence supporting this includes a number of encaustic panel paintings unearthed, depicting early Christian symbols and imagery. In Medieval times however, encaustic reliefs were typically associated with portable objects. Since Christian missionaries were constantly traveling, they required smaller objects to convey their message to the ... Read More about Byzantine Christian Icons
Byzantine Icons experienced a great revival in the 20th century, combined efforts of both the East and West. The Byzantine Revival began around 1930 in Greece and experienced popularity in the late 1980s when communism collapsed in Eastern Europe. Although it is a beautiful art form, and has experienced a great revival, many people are still unfamiliar with Byzantine Icons. ANCIENT ICONS Byzantine Icons is a sacred form of painting. They are frescoes, icons and mosaics of Mother ... Read More about Byzantine Icons – Revival?
Well boys and girls… the dream I have been dreaming has finally come together in a life size construction waiting to be seen. Some of you have been listening to me for years about Art and Peace. When I started this I could not have known what I was getting into, and for a good reason. The projects size alone would have overwhelmed me. The fact that I really am going to get to the end is a delight and an accomplishment. looking back over these empty frames thinking they might fall over, I ... Read More about Art and Peace