The First and Second Days of Creation
Egg tempera and gold leaf on gessoed board
Creator of the Universe, God is shown creating light out of
chaos, separating light from darkness, and separating the
waters above from the waters below. (Genesis 1, 1-10)
icon is based on an illumination in the Oxford Bible, a
century English manuscript whose delightful
illustrations are attributed to William de Brailes.
The “flame” carved board was made in Serbia.