Category Archives: iconography

Icon Painting Workshops, Ossining, NY or Lewis, Delaware

Modern Iconography  We will return to April 10 to 15 2016   Mariandale Retreat Center, Ossining, NY I like to think the course is a meditation as well as an icon painting class. Monastic life holds the value of silence … Continue reading

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PENTECOST, why so few women in Byzantine icons?

Pentecost icons are about the descent of Holy Spirit,   The institution of Divine Spirit coming to all of humanity, acting through the Church, to sanctify the world. I want to use the Pentecost icon to illustrate a new approach … Continue reading

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Why Catholic?

Here’s the thing. I cannot explain to myself, today, why it still fascinates me to be part of such a long and tangled tradition. I know the institution is imperfect but the story is still diamonds which flash in the … Continue reading

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About Mary Jane Miller

Let me reverse the question, how can the work transform me into an idea. Iconographers are always trying to paint what we cannot see. Iconographers live in a twisted dimension: Continue reading

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A Connection through Time and Place

the practice of egg tempera icon painting moves us beyond the act of painting, eventually revealing our understanding and limits of self. Continue reading

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Saint Mary, the Saint I Yearn to Be

I think i understand why Mary is offered through so many attributes, Mary of the light, Mary of mercy, Mary of grace……….. Continue reading

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Compassion-Not Everyone Knows

Icons potentially answer and portray the relationship between flesh and spirit, that which we see and the part we cannot see. Continue reading

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