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This is the second part of the same wood as it is descibed in the other icon of mine - St. Irini.
In a trip of mine in a Greek mountain village called “Koutsi” there was a very old abandoned house. Immediately when I saw this house I was impressed by the very thick shutter hanging out of the window. So I took this really old shutter and I cut it in two similar pieces. I burn it to the fireplace in order all the insects to be removed. Then I prepared these 2 pieces according to the traditional byzantine technique ( egg tempera and golden leaves) and I painted 2 icons. (Saint Irini and Saint Ioannis). Also due to the technique and the old wood the icons seem to be very old. The broken points of the wood complete this image.
wood, golden leaves,egg tempera