I wished to create a Virgin Mary icon that could be both classical and contemporary. The drawing is inspired by tradition, yet the material is highly modern. Virgin Mary takes child Jesus in her arms in an infinite embrace.
This glass icon is an artwork that I hand carved and thermoformed in glass at over 800 degrees in the most brilliant stained-glass studio in Europe : the LOIRE Studios near the Chartres cathedral in France. After the furnace, I delicately cover the silhouettes with 24 carat gold leaf.
It can be displayed in a prayer corner, with a candle nearby, on your desk, on a bookshelf. The gold leaf is sensitive, one should avoid touching it with fingers.
I will ship it within 3 days by express courrier in a reinforced protected box.
The icon is delivered with a modern and transparent plexiglass pedestal to make it stand upright, as well as a certificate of authenticity of the work and the identification number of the copy.
The icon is discreetly signed, dated and numbered with a diamond graver on the right side.
Dimension 7.87 x 11.8 x 0.25 inches.