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Icons in Ash: Human Portraits


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Icons in Ash: Human Portraits - Hatry, Heide
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Literary Nonfiction. Art. The art of the human image arose millennia ago as a way beyond impermanence and, especially, to keep the dead among us. The pictorial object "the icon" often carried a charge as ritual or ceremonial artifact and, indeed, as a thing with a certain power. The artist Heide Hatry has extended this tradition by creating realistic portraits made out of the actual ashes of the departed person portrayed. Are the results reminiscent of ancient sacred and secular traditions and their complex, even mysterious ...

Icons in Ash: Human Portraits 2017, Station Hill Press

ISBN-13: 9781581771619