Saturday, December 4, 2010

St. Xenia of Petersburg

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What I have been working on.
I recently finished this little icon of St. Xenia, a Russian Pilgrim/Fool for Christ Saint.  It is a 5 x 7 panel which fits nicely in a hand carved wooden architectural frame.  I wish I could say I carved the frame, but I didn't.  I bought it about 25 years ago.

Xenia is depicted in her husband's old military coat, which she is said to have always worn.  She made her home in a cemetery in St. Petersburg - a true desert saint - hence one may understand my prejudice when it comes to modern hermits.

1 comment:

owenswain said...

Terry, this is wonderful. And yes, the frame - so well suited to the icon.