Saturday, August 16, 2008
This isn't a particularly good photo but you get the idea.
This icon is the product of a five day workshop at the Franciscan Center in Lowell. This is a meditative process, not an artistic one. There are layers and layers of paint and we all proceeded through the steps at the same time. It was a great group of people, lovely weather and a wonderful place to be.
Icons are done in semantic language- symbolic, not literal. This icon reflects Mary's status as the vessel that held the burning coal of God and was not consumed. The burning bush that Moses saw prefigured the Incarnation of Christ through Mary but it is an apt symbol and I think the image is a beautiful one. The week was full of prayer and reflection. Our teacher, Diane Hamel was patient and Spirit filled. It was a great week. She reminded us often to make each brush stroke a prayer. If I know you personally there's probably a brush stroke and prayer incorporated in this icon with your name attached. If you're just randomly reading this post- there's a prayer for you too, because I knew I would post it on this blog. Blessings on you.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
I just developed an old roll of film- Walgreen's had a deal where they'd develop one roll for free. It's been sitting in my old camera. This was the only shot worth anything, but I think it's a doozy. This is the Trunk House at Camp Tosebo in the fall. Can't wait to be up there again!
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
This is yet another painting I've reworked this year. I just put a couple of hours into it and I like the result. This one is destined to go to Colorado. My daughter had custody of this one for a number of years and then it came 'home'. Now it will follow her out to Golden, Colorado.
Posted by Virginia Wieringa at Wednesday, August 06, 2008