“An icon is not just another kind of art, it is considered a prayer. Once blessed, an icon is actually a window into heaven.For example, when you see an icon of ‘Our Lady, Star of the Sea,’ you are actually looking at an image of her, and she is looking at you. That's what makes Icons so unique. They are meant to help with meditation and prayer."
- Vivian Imbruglia -
A student once told me, 'I want to paint a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and I want her gown to match my wallpaper." I had to tell her in Iconography there are rules, and you have to honor those rules. The rules matter because the icon tells a story. Certain colors are used because they represent certain things, and certain symbols represent other things. History has amassed these rules so that people seeking to know God's Word can understand what they are seeing.