Orthodox Icons

Back when I was studying Interior Design, I found one of my favourite subjects was Art History. It was fascinating to see how art, of any period you can think of, is so reflective of the society at the time. Some of my favourite art and architecture is associated with religion. The divine inspiration of artists, stonemasons, glassblowers, woodworkers, and metalsmiths is clearly visible in places of worship. Because I grew up in an Anglican household, up until my late 20’s, my only exposure was to Western style churches. My first time in a Greek Orthodox church was at Easter and it literally blew my mind. The iconography, intricately carved woodwork, and sparkling gilding was incredibly beautiful and exotic. Years later, I have become accustomed to the interiors of these churches but I still admire the artistry. Today I was at a baptism at the church and I got an opportunity to capture the iconography in the apse. Impressive isn’t it?



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