Saint Dymphna - Sarah Hiscox

  • Saint Dymphna

    Egg Tempera and Gold Leaf on Gesso. 

    Saint Dymphna is a Christian saint honoured in Cahtolic and Orthodox traditions. She is the patron saint of those suffering for nervous and mental afflictions. 

    *Sarah Hiscox is a Byzantine icon painter. She describes an icon as “a drawn prayer,” the process as “God saying a prayer through the artist.” The materials used and the processes followed - from the grinding of the pigments to the final vanishings - are strictly prescribed: technique has blended into ritual, each stage and action imbued with spiritual significance - the whole becoming a deeply opening, meditative exercise. Thus the hushed power of the finished works, their charisma.

    *Source: Toast Magazine

    Dimensions: 16.5 x 13cm

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