Coming Home

Opening that very first icon was like COMING HOME. 

Chinese Art. Japanese Prints. French Impressionism. Native American Art. German Expressionism.  I studied them all, tried them all, learned the styles.  But no matter how good I got at, say,  Chinese brush painting, I was not and never would be Chinese. I was aping some other culture’s artistic leanings from the outside. Always from the outside.  Then I found icons.

The icon resonated deeply within me, not only a cultural coming home, but a spiritual one as well.  It is the heart and soul of my own ancestors ways and beliefs, and mine as well.

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About reinkat

I am an iconographer, and have been studying Russian/Greek icons since 1995. I'm married with 3 children. I love hiking, camping, animals, my family and church--and icons.
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