Friday, 11 February 2011

A first glimpse

What Ian is doing is so amazing. To let us into the process is a great privilege. I know when I am writing how I like to keep things to myself until I am happy about showing my ideas to a wider audience. It is as if he is opening his heart to us: making himself vulnerable and open. Perhaps this is fitting for an icon of the Sacred Heart. I think that I now grasp the idea of making an icon as a spiritual process as well as an artistic process. I think the basic structure captures the idea of a divine centre: it has a sense of Christ as a powerful attractor whose love is pulling us in - like gravity. The circle within a circle works well - and I get a sense of the energy pulsing from the heart. What a start!

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