MARY JANE MILLER
Mary Jane Miller works full time in Mexico a painter of icons for twenty years, her hope as a women iconographer is always to bringing people closer to God. Painting modern catholic icons, and designing New Byzantine image, Mary Jane Miller pushes the edge of tradition with respect and grace, enticing people to come closer to God through beautiful icon images. Miller says, “Traditionally I feel there have been too few images of women in icons, too few women Orthodox iconographers, and too few Catholic women who teach, or are recognized as female mystics”.
The practice crosses cultures and faith traditions. Million year old dirt is trapped and suspended in egg yolk (the raw potential for life), for me it is a symbol of my own relationship with God, I am trapped in God. The process is simple, moving paint. Imagine a small consciousness shift as we blur the lines between who we are as humans and who we are as divine light all because of paint?
All of the images are egg tempera, 23 kt Gold. The 100 % hand tooled pewter adorning the large icons has been done by her husband Valentin Gomez. For more information and for classes.