Icon Photo Album
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Iconography  is more than a hobby for me. It's a "Window to Heaven" and an expression of my spiritual life which I can share with others. In this album, I've assembled photos of some of the icons I have ""written" (i.e. painted) during the last four years.

In the past I dabbled with  some hobby art  projects for fun.  Then four years ago a  friend invited me to attend a six  day icon painting workshop presented by the Prosopon School of Iconography, and I "wrote",  i.e. painted,  an icon of the Archangel Michael .  The icon shown on the right was written by St. Andrei Rublev (c.1370-1430) and is the prototype for the icon I wrote.  Rublev  is known as the finest iconographer in all of Russia's history, and an inspiration for iconographers throughout the ages.

Judith Pallett Kaestner

Archangel Michael
Andrei Rublev. c. 1420s.Tempera on wood. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow