An Icon for The Chapel of the Transfiguration

On March 16, 2016, the vestry of The Episcopal Church in Jackson Hole approved my painting an icon of the Transfiguration to be hung in the log chapel that sits in the middle of the valley beneath the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming. The gallery below tells the story. Click on each photo to learn more. [click here to return to the thumbnails]

Apr. 10, 2016

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Blessing of Gay Pogue’s Hands at St. John’s Jackson

Sunday, April 10, 2016. Fr. Trent Moore is anointing my hands in preparation for painting the icon of the Transfiguration for the Chapel of the Transfiguration. The children who had learned about icons in an after-school program at the church came up and stood with me.

I brought the board which is sitting on the cushion next to me, but we won't bless it until the icon is finished.

Iconographers do not "sign" their work in the same way other artists do. We believe that God is using our hands to paint his Gospel in line and color. So we just write on the back of the board "by the hand of . . . ." It is sacred work.

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