A representation of St Pachomius and the Angel. Here, the monk saint receives the rules of Coenobitic Life. The Angel wears the monastic tonsure and gestures towards it. In older icons with the same theme the angel holds a scroll that writes “By this scheme all flesh is saved, O Pachomius” .
Generally I like this shape of the thin slices of Birchwood. Its upper part reminds me the hood of a monk. It looks like the kind of monk hoods that are found in the old icons of the East.
- I used two slices to represent the Angel of the Lord and the Desert father.
- I used eggtempera as a medium. This technique creates volume basically with thin layers of color being applied on top on each.
- I varnished both pieces – the one of Pachomius and the Angel as well- to produce an icon that lasts.
- Each piece has a hanger on the back and the can be at the same level with the other or at a totally different one.
Finally,each icon comes packaged as a gift with little extras from our shop.