National Recognition of Fabric Mosaic Marian Art
Golden Intercessor exhibited in Episcopal Church USA, national juried art show, December, 2012.
ECVA’s beautiful seasonal exhibit, Mary, Mother Of Our Tribe is a ‘telling and re-telling of the story of Mary’ through the visual arts.
Above is a screen shot of the beautiful mosaic of images produced by artists from around the country. With Advent upon us and Mary’s central role in the Christmas story, it is impossible to view this exhibit without contemplating the power of faith in our world.
by Kerri Jones
The icon, Our Lady of Tsarkoe Selo, modeled after an ancient Byzantine icon, inspired this work. Traditionally created icons, being representations of sacred personages, are written following strict rules of color usage and postures depicting various religious significances. They are used as objects of veneration and aids to meditation in some Christian traditions. My fabric mosaic is intended to be contemporary and iconic in nature (without conforming to a prescribed set of rules) and is intended to assist the viewer in spiritual contemplation of the salvific role of Mary.
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From the mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna
I’ve been making steady progress on my fabric mosaic and have completed the most critical part, the face. Sometimes I work on the face in the beginning, other times it comes at the very end. I let each individual project direct its own course and just do what seems to feel right at each step of the way. In this case, the face came last. Expressions are difficult and Theodora was a very complex person, a saint, a sinner, an empress of the Roman/Byzantine Empire and perhaps one of the most powerful women in history. I’m not really sure what all that looks like, but hope that I have captured elements of her persona in this piece.
I have to design and complete a border and then it will be finished and ready to take in for a high resolution scan.