Icon Cases

 

 

Icons get transported for all sorts of reasons. They are taken on trips. They are stored in closets or under the bed. They are taken to church. They are after all liturgical objects, made for use by those who love them. They are not meant to be put behind glass in a museum. So, here are the cases I have made for the icons I am currently painting. I got the idea from my friend Fr. Charles …

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2017 Declared Golden Year!!!!!!!!

 

Booklets of Gold Leaf

I have always loved working with gold, whether it was couching Japanese gold thread on silk embroideries, going wild with artificial gold thread on machine embroidery, or laying 24K gold on egg tempera paintings.

Gold catches the eye and accentuates whatever it touches. Gold makes the message it enhances even more precious.

Not only is gold itself costly, so is the learning and time to acquire the necessary skill to lay it properly.

If …

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Making It Real

St. John Series Boards

Here I am setting off on this adventure of creating a single body of work for exhibition all together – one subject, one theme. At this point, I am planning seven icons.

An artist friend suggested that when she planned a series, she hung all her canvasses for the series on her studio wall. It made the enormity of what she planned real. That clicked with me. So I came home and followed suit.

The …

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