Cards are professionally printed with a glossy finish. They measure 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8cm) and include a white envelope, shipped in a clear art envelope to make a simple gift.
The inside is left blank for your message or prayer.
The creation of a sacred icon is a process which has been passed down through the centuries. As prayer offered through images, they are said to be written rather than painted. The iconographer is guided by strict theological, aesthetic, and liturgical rules to produce an icon rich in symbolism and eternal truth. It is a method involving prayer, meditation, fasting, and study. The iconographer seeks to bridge the material and spiritual realms, using techniques of abstraction and conscious distortion in order to make visible what is normally regarded as invisible and beyond our understanding. The Fourth Council of Constantinople declared, “What the Gospel proclaims to us by words, the icon also proclaims and renders present for us by color.”
The iconographer utilizes traditional prototypes of saints or scripture. For a modern saint or to meet a specific request, the iconographer may develop an original design.
To commission a sacred work of art for your church or home, please message me or visit my website: www.sacrediconography.com. Completed icons are available also through my Etsy shop. Copyright is printed on the back of the actual card.
If you would like to purchase a set of six cards at a special price or if you would like a different design, please email me or see my other listings.