The cloth icon of St. George slaying the dragon went public today, to be a witness to the power of Jesus Christ to overcome fear, struggle, and sin. It is being exhibited in a quilt show for the month of December. It was interesting hearing the comments made about the piece. The idea of an icon, of religious art in this day and age, of symbolic witness of Christianity in an art gallery setting–is a novelty for many, if not most. The reaction, at least at this show and with this group, was positive and encouraging. We posted a brief explanation of the symbolism and history of the image.
It was interesting to continue on with this latest stage in the process of having created an image in response to a suggestion–without a plan, a commission, or a goal. We simply put our best effort into this work, let go of preconcieved expectations, and are waiting to see where God will lead us with this image. The entire project was an act of faith, and we still wait for the purpose and meaning to unfold for us. An icon is for the glory of God, and I have faith that He will place it where it needs to be.