Wednesday, December 5, 2007

St. George

Made of linden wood.
Dimensions: 48 x 102 x 10 cm.
Location: Cedar Lake, Indiana, USA.
Finished and delivered in July, 2005.
Approximate time for completion: 5 months.
I made a special box for this icon to transport it to America. I oiled it while I was there. I was assisted in the entire process by my son.
Particularities: It has a number of flowers, a lake, a few cypress trees, St. George on his horse slaying the dragon, the princess by the lake, the tower with the royals and the soldiers observing the event and all is surrounded by mountains.
I hope you enjoy this icon. There is plenty to see and to discover.

This is a closeup of the horse so that we might be able to appreciate the workmanship on the head and the hair of the horse.

This is a detail of the icon that shows the dragon.

What you see here is the bottom of the icon and it has a number of trees and flowers which took a long time to make. I don't think you can appreciate it unless you double click on the image to expand it. This icon is 5 months of work and it has many details which need to be carefully examined in order to appreciate the work. For instance, the leaves on the tree on the left has taken 4 days to do. There is a similar tree on the other side which took as long. The flowers are about 4-5 cm. tall and they are on several levels.


Nancy said...

I would like to be able to see this icon in more detail.

π. Κυριακός said...

I will see to it that there are some closeups of this icon.

Enjoy them!

nancy said...

Thank you!

I am indeed enjoying them and look forward to see what is new each day.