Mother, mater, matter. In 2004 I was fortunate beyond my wildest dreams to have a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On a Monday afternoon, when the museumis closed, I entered through the staff door during the run of Byzantium exhibition. Being invited by an art's attorney friend who worked there to stroll through the Met amongst the gold iconic virgins, frescoes, illuminated manuscripts, metalwork and liturgical objects without another soul being present was an outrageously incredible once in a lifetime experience that I will be ever grateful for.
I've long been interested in icons but following the opportunity to wander among 350 works gathered from museums and collections around the world I felt compelled to try my hand at a contemporary rendition.
Today I took a detail print from one of the paintings from 2004 and created a mantra from it.