Thursday, June 5, 2008

St. John the Theologian

St John the Theologian, 24 carat gold and egg tempera on 1" solid wood panel. By the hand of MF Dondelinger. To purchase this piece please click here.

In this icon, St. John is seen with his assistant creating the gospel. It is interesting that many of the most spiritual leaders in christianity are depicted on retreat. What a great reminder to us in this modern era to take time out to contemplate, rest and get perspective in our life by getting some distance from it. The good news is, though, we can find a symbolic cave instead of a real one for our time away. Happy retreating to you all.