sacred art of iconography
"Whether we know it or not, we're an iconographic people," Father Damian
Higgins says. "We're surrounded by images we respond to, but mostly they
advertise. They direct us toward a product. Holy icons direct us not toward
themselves, but toward the divine." Father Damian is an iconographer whose
numerous works are featured in churches and collections around the world.
He will lead an encounter with sacred Christian art at the Monastery of
St. Gertrude on August 12-16.
Iconography is a form of prayerful devotion that emphasizes aspects
of divinity. At this upcoming retreat, all materials will be provided and
no artistic experience needed. To learn more about the retreat, “The Sacred
Art of Traditional Iconography,” August 12-16, 2013, call 206-962-2000
or visit www.Spirit–Center.org.
A retreatant at left and her icon of St. Michael,
close-up right. Photos provided by Monastery.
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