Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Liturgical Arts article features our church!

The next issue (issue dated May 20th) of The Living Church, a national Episcopalian magazine, is devoted to the theme of Liturgical Arts. And they interviewed me! They did an entire article on our own Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, Washington!

The online version of the article is up on their website already, so check it out!


andrea said...

Great article! I got so excited when I read about art being necessary for places of faith. It seems like they are deeply intertwined. I spent a lot of time looking at the banners and icons at the church I attended for two years. I would have loved looking at your art instead!

What is an iconographer exactly?

Kris said...

That is a truly awesome article. I love that he called you Mrs. Rockett :)

Angela Rockett said...

Andrea - Thank you! What a compliment.

An iconographer is someone who paints icons, from the Greek eikon which means image. The article specifically references Greek Orthodox religious icons, usually portraits of Jesus or saints, or holy objects, or depicting a scene from the Bible. They are used for instruction and sometimes even as sacred objects for veneration and worship, as well as for decoration. From what I've heard, it's a very demanding artistic discipline with very specific training.

Most icons are quite small, but the ones made for our church space are about 10' x 8'!

Angela Rockett said...

Thanks, Kris. It is a great article. And the "Mrs. Rockett" made me say "who? oh, yeah, that's me." :)

Gramercy Galleria said...


Congratulations. This is a wonderful article/interview. What a delightful way to start my morning. You provide inspiration on many levels.