This is my first attempt at an Orthodox icon. I’ve used traditional materials; egg tempra, gold leaf, homemade gypsum gesso, on cedar. It measures 4.25" X 5.5". I attended Orthodox services for two months learning much about the importance of icons to enter into a state of increased spiritual meditation. I’m nostalgic for the deeply spiritual role that artists and their creations played in the human drama.
I hope to someday bring abstract painting and icon painting closer together in my work.