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This is a string art reproduction of one of the classic orthodox icon-painting specimens. The work depicts Saint Ivan, patron of the name and patron saint before God. The first copy of this work was custom made, but I publish it as a limited edition of 20 with the customer’s permission.

The original string art technique that created this stunning piece involves wrapping several kilometers of a continuous mono-thread around an evenly spaced circle of 200 aluminum pins. The thread cross, re-cross, and crisscross a circular area above the flat wooden board. The image within the circle is achieved by the painstaking and complex choice of thousands of connections between the pins. After the first 30 connections that make up the image, the number of possible knitting variants exceeds the number of atoms in the Universe! So it’s simply impossible to reproduce this artwork by guesswork or to untangle it with your mind...

Just think, by what kind of magic does the same string that produces only random noise around the image suddenly condense and accurately repeats the complex shape? That's quite amazing... The string meticulously draws the figure in the air, and from this unifying beginning, the entire piece is interconnected... even the smallest element is an inseparable part of the whole, which brings up deep symbolic meaning to the artwork and makes it a fascinating and insanely intriguing gift.

Materials used:

String, Nails

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#black and white #church #religious #saint #string art #christian #praying #orthodox icon #patron saint #saint ivan 

String art reproduction of orthodox icon painting (2021)

Mixed-media sculpture 
by Andrey Saharov

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This is a string art reproduction of one of the classic orthodox icon-painting specimens. The work depicts Saint Ivan, patron of the name and patron saint before God. The first copy of this work was custom made, but I publish it as a limited edition of 20 with the customer’s permission.

The original string art technique that created this stunning piece involves wrapping several kilometers of a continuous mono-thread around an evenly spaced circle of 200 aluminum pins. The thread cross, re-cross, and crisscross a circular area above the flat wooden board. The image within the circle is achieved by the painstaking and complex choice of thousands of connections between the pins. After the first 30 connections that make up the image, the number of possible knitting variants exceeds the number of atoms in the Universe! So it’s simply impossible to reproduce this artwork by guesswork or to untangle it with your mind...

Just think, by what kind of magic does the same string that produces only random noise around the image suddenly condense and accurately repeats the complex shape? That's quite amazing... The string meticulously draws the figure in the air, and from this unifying beginning, the entire piece is interconnected... even the smallest element is an inseparable part of the whole, which brings up deep symbolic meaning to the artwork and makes it a fascinating and insanely intriguing gift.

Materials used:

String, Nails

Tags:
#black and white #church #religious #saint #string art #christian #praying #orthodox icon #patron saint #saint ivan 

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I'm an artist and mathematician belonging to one of the world's most prominent math schools. I've always been fascinated by fractals and other patterns occurring in dynamical systems. That turned... Read more

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