I keep returning to ancient icons, struck by their impact. Etymologically, the word icon can be traced to the Greek word ’eoika’, which means to resemble. The definition by Aristotle and Plato was ”visualization”, or “eye of the mind” The traditional Byzantine and Orthodox icons are conceptualizing: It is the mind and the holy thought of the saint that is portrayed. It is this, that interests me. It is the idea of the icon beyond the religious perspective, that this is about.
Diabase and goldleaf
30 cm (height) x 18 cm (width) x 20 cm (length)