As we prepare for the New Year, it is a time of hopes, dreams and prayers for a better world. One of the most important aspects of Icon writing for me is that of making intercessory prayer a part of my painting practice. Because joy is relational, the community of Iconographers is an important community building prayer fellowship where we encourage one another and work toward wholeness in our families and communities through painting, praying, and sharing with one another.
“Thou my best thought, in the day and the night…”
Lord, I think many things, I think many thoughts, let me not forget you, nor lose sight of You, even for a moment.
Thou my best thought.
Here are some interesting links pertaining to Iconography:
ICONS AND THEIR INTERPRETATION
Link to Orthodox Art Journal articles of interest:
Review of the book,” Icon as Communion” by George Kordis
An Interview with Iconographer Julia Bridget Hayes
In July of 2015 Christine received an exciting commission to write the Icons of the two founders of Graymoor- a Fransicscan Monastery in New York, Each Icon panel is 8’ x 3’, with the Icon figures being larger than life size!
The drawings have been approved and the Icons are progressing very well. Photographs of the work in progress will be coming along.
Icon Writing Classes in New York
Albany Monday nights 6-9PM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Chestnut St. Albany : On Holiday until February 8, 2016
Arts Center of the Capital Region, Introduction to Icon Writing 5 Thursday evenings 6-9Pm March 8-April 5
Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY Introduction to Icon Writing May 6,7, & 8
Icon writing is a manifestation of God’s Spirit as well as the effect of cultural influences in a given era. As the interest in Icon writing continues to grow, this blog will be a place to share new Icons, talks and workshops in 2016.
Sending you all many blessings and best wishes for a blessed New Year.