Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Saint Athanasios

St Athansios the Great
This icon was completed in the spring of 2001.
It is on lime wood, finished with oil.
Particularities: It has a grapevine with grapes which begin with one grape, then two grapes, and so on till there are twelve, as each is a symbolic number. Other bunches are random numbers. It also has six birds in different poses and in different places in the icon. It is my first and only icon that is made with openings that go through the wood.
Location: Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece.
This icon is a gift from Tasos and Maria to his father.

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