Unfortunately for viewers, my snapshots are not nearly as clear as they should be, but you can get the drift here. This is an Iconostasis made in 1850 that depicts local saints, the 12 apostles and 12 feast days.
I loved the title to this one: Allegory of the Image Not Made by Hands. The story is that Christ held a cloth to his face and created a portrait of himself not made by hands, so that these are copies of an icon made by him. This story came in handy when icons had to be defended against the iconoclasts.
And lastly, my collage, with a bit of paint and color pencil that was made in response to the icons I saw at the museum and the general sense of creative reverence. I don't pretend that this even borders on the holy. My work took what I saw and combined it with Joe Campbell, surrealism, narrative and intuition. Mostly I flew by the seat of my pants.....with some help from other participants in our movable studio: the beautiful blue patterned papers were created and then gifted to me my Bonnie.
More tomorrow, I'm behind with unpacking, reorganizing and getting ready for the holiday.