Worshipping with the Saints, here and now.
The Conestoga Iconographic Studio offers an experience of the every day as strangely holy. In its iconographic artwork, it reveals the people and events of sacred history through a peculiar style, colour, and theology. Perspective doesn’t conclude at a vanishing point but in a kaleidoscope of multiple points only found in eternity. Saints become monumental in their compact proportions, appearing in storied strength as they hold a whole church in their hand with ease. In such art we see the life of the Church through God’s wonders and miracles—a cosmos just beyond our vision, but one in which we participate nevertheless.
Along with disclosing this unseen reality, the studio also offers a new perspective of the land. It forages local colours for its artwork from the mountains, rivers, and caves. By applying these pure colours directly to his panels, each painting has a luminous depth of colour and a connection to a place. In such a local palette of the land, we are also called to a more profound regard for our fragile world and a deeper attention to the Holy Spirit who “is everywhere present and fills all things.”
Created at this intersection of the seen and unseen world, the Conestoga Iconographic Studio presents icons that are bold and humble, revealing all of creation with meditative gravitas.