The icon of "The Mother of God - The Sign" is
a powerful one for me. It represents an invitation to
come into the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, the "pre-existent
Word". It is a gesture of welcome to all. In this
invitation, it speaks to the theme of General Convention
2006: "Come and Grow", and is especially appropriate
in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the ordination
of women in the Episcopal Church.
I am inspired daily by the Holy Spirit in my icon writing.
Beginning with prayer and meditation, I seek to create
images of Christ and Mary, along with many other saints,
which will serve as focal points for others in their spiritual
lives. Icons provide a wonderful means of drawing others
into deeper relationship with God, and providing windows