Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Very Interesting Icon

Thanks to St. Joseph's parishioner Doug Burns and to John Sanidopoulos, author of the Mystagogy blog for the following story

Famous Ukrainian artist Oksana Maks has crafted an amazing icon of the Virgin Mary out of painted wooden Easter eggs.

The icon is currently in the Holy Church of St. Sophia in Kiev.

The moasaic of eggs took 9 months to complete with 70 artists working on it, among whom were students of the local art school, a nun and many young children.

In the end, the masterpiece reaches 7 meters high, weighs appriximately 2.5 tons, and is worth about $80,000.


Sarah in Indiana said...

My goodness, how beautiful is that? I imagine it's completely breathtaking in person.

Hello, this my first visit to this blog.

Deborah said...

Wow! That is so pretty!