Visual beauty evokes the spirit and draws the one who sees into another dimension of reality. Icons—that is, images of saints and divine figures—are a special type of religious art, designed to be doors between this world and the spiritual world, and serve as a means of connecting us to the Divine. Gazing at an icon, with a prayerful, meditative heart, is an especially powerful aid to contemplation.
Our Lady of Light: An image of the Divine Mother, this retablo illuminates from within the tenderness, mercy, and nurture in which we are held. She is surrounded by angels and floats above the world—protecting, loving, and healing her children.
Lanzetta, Beverly. Our Lady of Light, natural pigments on gessoed pine board.
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