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William Morris x Eastern Orthodox Icons



Back in elementary school I learned about an artist named, William Morris, who always stuck with me as an inspiration. He was the pioneer of the Arts & Crafts movement back in the late 1800’s and also a symptom of a much larger Christian reformation that imbued his designs.

Morris’ art is composed of heavily decorative floral patterns that I’ve combined with painted Eastern Orthodox icons (mainly) from Byzantine and Russian culture. They are displayed within Orthodox churches across the world, often used as an iconostasis and “as points of visual and spiritual intersection with eternal things”.

The duality of secular vs non-secular artforms spoke to me on many personal levels and revealed an attractive Judeo/Christian memetic continuity.

These montages were composed during my education about each saint or Biblical figure and are displays of my own vacillations with metaphysics or ontological discernment.

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These montages are composed of found icons and open domain William Morris patterns from his personal estate.
 

This project is not meant to be in disrespect to either Christianity, the art, or artists for their inherit form and meaning, all of which I highly respect and ruminate on. All credits for the Eastern Orthodox icons go to the original creators for their beautifully rendered images.









“Beauty shall save the world.”


The Idiot
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky




"Everything made by man's hands has a form, which must be either beautiful or ugly; beautiful if it is in accord with Nature, and helps her; it cannot be indifferent.”


William Morris











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