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Conestoga: Eggs

I think that now is as good a time as any to show one of the chickens that is going to be providing a very important element in my icon: The binder.  The yolk from her eggs will be acting like a glue to stick the coloured powders I create. In a later entry I’ll … Read more

Father Nathanael’s Funeral

On May 18th, 2007 the Schema Monk Nathanael fell asleep in the Lord. It was my great blessing to be able to attend his funeral and participate as a layman. Father was many greater things in his own right, but to me he was my godfather, a spiritual father and a mentor within the arts. … Read more

Visiting the Desert

Today I visited a desert. While the experience wasn’t what you might think (especially because January and February are the cold and rainy) seeing the rock formations was wonderful. I had always thought that the rock formations within the iconographic tradition was especially stylized, but after seeing these rocks firsthand I realized that this was … Read more

St Barbara’s Monastery

Today we visited the nuns at St Barbara’s Monastery. It was a wonderful visit in a beautiful area. Highlights included: A wonderful meal and conversation; watching the nuns feed the goats (and keeping them back by putting a long stick across their own heads to intimidate the goats with their long “horns”); listening to a … Read more

Visiting the Getty: Seeing the Mount Sinai Icons

Thanks to the generosity of Morgan and Lindsey of California, I was able to visit the Icon Exhibit currently on at the Getty. If you’re interested in seeing more about the exhibition you can go to: Today I spent the whole day at the Getty. Going into the exhibition space I had a idea … Read more

Triptych for the Mission to Seafarers

It was a joy to receive this commission from the Mission to Seafarers in Hamilton for three large icons. Each was created on solid, basswood panels that measuring 24” x 36”. After being blessed today in the church of Saint Luke’s Anglican Church, they will be permanently installed in the chapel of the Mission to … Read more