This icon, measuring 735 x 430 mm (29 x 17 inches) was installed this February in the chapel of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. The throne behind the Virgin draws on elements of the college’s architecture, and the symbols on the foot rest are from the dining hall’s stained glass windows. These symbols represent major discoveries made by members of the college, such as the DNA by Francis Crick and the Venn diagram by John Venn. This has been done to show that the Lord’s incarnation in human nature also embraces human culture and the wonders of the created world.
The Crucifixion, mosaic for St Georges Orthodox Church, Houston
In 2014 Aidan Hart Icons received an exciting commission for St George’s Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas. The parish asked for two mosaics, one depicting the Crucifixion and the other the Descent into Hell. Each mosaic is to measure around 5 x 3.5 metres (16.5 x 11.5 feet) and will be installed in their renovated and expanded church.
Work began on the mosaics at the beginning of 2015 and is progressing well. Because of their large scale, we have split the mosaics up into around 30 panels which will be shipped to Houston and joined together on site.
We hope you enjoy this selection of images of different panels from the Crucifixion mosaic. You can see a brief explanation of our mosaic technique by clicking here. We’ll continue to add photographs as the works progress…