Iconography

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Icons in my studio

Priestly Goth Hand Painted Icons

I accept commissions for icons either for personal icon corners, or for churches, or other sacred spaces. I also give workshops on icon painting for adults and children.

Visit Priestly Goth Icons, my Etsy shop, to purchase icons that are in stock or commission an icon by clicking on the custom order button. Priestly Goth Icon Carnival/Mardi Gras sale 15% off any purchase through February 18th, 2015. Use coupon code MARDIGRAS2015 . 

You may also use the Paypal button and form bellow. 

If you live in Chicago I accept other forms of payment and will meet with you in person to discuss the commission. Use the form to contact me to arrange a meeting to discuss the commission.

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Scroll down underneath this form for reflections on iconography.  You’ll also find here some descriptions of my icon art installations.


Icons of Enlightenment and Wisdom

I recently completed to miniature icons one of Jesus Christ as  Sophia/Wisdom known as the Holy Silence or blessed silence. and the icon of Saint Mary Magdalene Apostle to the Apostles both icons are related to enlightenment and wisdom. The icon of the Holy Silence represents Jesus Christ as Wisdom, or as Paul says the Wisdom […]

Currently At Priestly Goth Icons

Lent is just about a week away, which means we are in that period of transition from the seasons of the incarnation, celebrating the birth and various epiphany’s of who Jesus of Nazareth was during his life.  This means we are in the time of Carnival and Mardi Gras.  Priestly Goth Icon Carnival /Mardi Gras […]

Icon of the Epiphany

Yesterday was the feast of the  Epiphany.  In the west this feast is the celebration of the arrival  of the Magi and their adoration of the infant Jesus of Nazareth presenting him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  In the east the Epiphany is the feast of the baptism of Christ in the river Jordan, […]

Theophany – Baptism of Christ Icon

Stages of the Nearly completed Theophany icon.  If interested in this icon it will be available in my  Priestly Goth Icons Etsy shop in September.

Progress on Jesus Christ, Pantocrator (Reconciler)

This is one of the icons I was working at the Glenwood Ave. Arts Fest.  If you are looking for an icon or would like to commission an icon, Use the contact form here, or visit my Etsy shop, and click on the Request Custom Order button.

Painting Icons at the Glenwood Ave Arts Fest (Leaving our Marks)

This past weekend, August 16th and 17th, I was showing icons and doing some painting at the Glenwood Ave Arts Fest.  This is the second time I’ve done “live art” at a festival and been painting icons in public.  I’ve shown my icons at the Glenwood Ave. Fest for several years now.   Not surprisingly the […]

Work in progress: Hand of Blessing, Pantocrator, St Michael

Icons in Stock

Hand Painted Icons in my Etsy shop:

A Sampling of my Icon work

Georges Florovsky, Ecumenism, and Writing Icons.

I was introduced to the work of Georges Florovsky in seminary.  I was discussing Eastern Orthodoxy with my History professor Phil Anderson.  Something in what I said clued him into that I was missing something about Orthodoxy and its history.  He asked if I had read (knowing I hadn’t) Georges Florovsky. I immediately found his […]

Icons of the Three Days: Approach the Mystery in Silence

These are the icons in which and around which we live as we celebrate the liturgy of the Three Days: Maundy Thursday as we wash feet and remember the supper we return to again and again in Eucharist. Then we are here at the Cross and Jesus Christ in the Grave: Behold the life-giving Cross. […]

New images of Gallery B1 E Dia de Los Muertos exhibit

I have a new album of  Gallery B1 E turned into a chapel.  this exhibit features the Gallery owner’s shrines or offerenda both in the gallery turned chapel and in the Sculpture Garden.  Other artist are showing Day of the Dead themed art.  The opening was on November 2nd for Dia de Los Muertos. November […]

Icon installations

Last year when asked to take part in the Big Sculpture Garden at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, I stumbled upon creating art installations with icons as the key component of the installation.  I came upon this as i sought to communicate the meaning of the icon, in a context where the spirituality of the icon is  unclear or unknown. […]