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Wabi Sabi and the Art of Iconography

The world was created by an artist. Hand-made and full of color and irregularity. The artist had a wabi-sabi sense of beauty…a Japanese aesthetic. Nothing too perfect, nothing superfluous. Take man, for example. Or even woman, 2 point o. Do … Continue reading

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The Face of an Icon Looks Back at Me

Perhaps it is only another example of how we create our own reality that every icon we paint somehow ends up mirroring our own face.  Our hand is and is not our own in the painting, but has its own … Continue reading

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Getting Icons Ready for Showing

Sigh….One might think that after putting in hundreds of hours on a 16 by 24 icon board that, at last! one were finished, but alas, one would be wrong.  I learned this the hard way this past week when I set … Continue reading

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The Mind of God

art as a microcosm of the macrocosm of the mind of God Continue reading

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The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Differences; Quantum Physics and Iconography

there are many commonalities between quantum physics and the tiny amounts of pigment and brush strokes that can ruin an icon Continue reading

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but back to the beauty of Byzantine Christianity

Christian orthodoxy continued The Christian churches in all the Balkans — this includes the Czechoslovakians, Romanians, Poles and others not already mentioned have always retained uninterrupted liturgies and church arts that the Russian Orthodox have claimed as only theirs.  And … Continue reading

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Come to Know Christ by Gazing Upon Him

I have been reading “The Way Of Simplicity” by Esther de Wall.  This book is a historical treatment of the habits of Cistercian monks and how silent prayer came to be such an integral part of their practice.  Much of … Continue reading

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