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THE FIERY FURNACE ICON

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The Fiery Furnace icon from the Conestoga Iconographic Studio, 2021.
June 2021

Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:Friends]—

For the last three months, the studio's work has centred on creating an icon of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and the Fiery Furnace. Creating The Fiery Furnace icon has offered insights and the opportunity to take the existing prototypes from an iconographic narration to an iconographic theology. In the hope of sharing some of the beautiful moments encountered in painting this work, I've written a short series of articles that share some of the process and its different aspects and ultimately inform this icon.

I'm grateful to Fr. Thomas for his commissioning of this icon. Without individuals like him who understand the value of investing in new, original icons for today, the studio wouldn't be able to bless many others. I hope that The Fiery Furnace will be a benefit to him, and many others, for years to come.

All the best,
—Symeon

The Conestoga Iconographic Studio
"Worshipping with the Saints; Here and Now."

THE FIERY FURNACE ARTICLES

Over the past couple of weeks, I've written a short series of articles about creating The Fiery Furnace icon. In each, an aspect of the icon is shared through the experience of making it. Below are links and a brief description of each one. You can also see a listing of the series by going here: www.conestogaicons.com/series/the-fiery-furnace.
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THE STORY OF THE FIERY FURNACE ICON

An introduction to the short series of articles about some of the considerations surrounding the creation of The Fiery Furnace icon.

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The Fiery Furnace Youths

FROM NARRATION TO THEOLOGY IN THE FIERY FURNACE

What does it mean for an icon's vision to develop from narration to theology? This is one of the most beautiful aspects of The Fiery Furnace.

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The Fiery Furnace Angel

THE ANGEL IN THE FIERY FURNACE

The icon of The Fiery Furnace divides naturally into three horizontal layers. And, in the upper third, The Angel of the Lord took shape.

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The Fiery Furnace Soldiers

THE SOLDIERS AND THE FIERY FURNACE

In rendering the soldiers in The Fiery Furnace the nature of the fire's consumption and its illumination really took form.



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SPECIAL ICON SALE

To celebrate the completion of The Fiery Furnace icon, the studio is offering a mounted print of it at 30% off its regular price. Offer good until June 30th, 2021.

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