The project "Poetry Endangerd nature"

Since 2010, I have been participating in the art project "Poetry of endangered nature", which takes place in Tallinn, Estonia, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center. The main theme of the project is the interaction between a human being and wildlife. This is a reminder that this planet is not only our living space. It is a home to all of life - plants and animals. Man must be a responsible and caring host, as we have been ordered so by God.

The icons are stories about saints - men and women, in which living creatures saw a primordial Adam - a man, whom God has ordained to rule over all living creatures, as a good host. The question is - whether it is so?

Participation in this project is a really creative work, as I must create compositions on familiar topics in the  iconography, as well as completely new topics, where almost no images or other illustrative materials exist.

It was very interesting to work on the Brazilian Apostle Jose de Anchieta iconography. Mostly only informative materials exist about this saint. Through the reading of a biography and searching for available illustrations (mostly monuments only), I created scene, including the most important moments from the life of the Apostle. I used the legend of the jaguar and a bird, Ben-te-vi. These two moments are mentioned in the description of the saint's life as important and revealing. I had to develop the Apostle's image as well. But the main task was develop this theme in an iconographic style!

Work is still in progress. At present, during 2017, the plan is to paint 9 more icons.

The icons are displayed in Tallinn, at the Ukrainian Cultural center:

  • My first icon in Tallinn. Jakobstadskaya Icon of the Mother of God and endangered species of animals and plants in the Red Book of Latvia.

 

You may read more about the Cultural center on:

click here: http://www.ukk.ee

  •  Next, I would like to offer you to see the painted icons!

  • Saint Paul the First Hermit                     Saint Great martyr Eustathius Plakida
  • Saint Anthony the Great                      Saint Theopiste, Saint Agapius, Saint Theopistus
  • Wooden board, levkass, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., olifa.
  • Size: 22x16,5cm.
  • Painted in 2017.


  • The saint prophet Jonas
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., olifa.
  • Size: 22x16,5cm.
  • Painted in 2016.

  • Entrance in Jerusalem                                 Crucifixion
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., olifa.
  • Size:21,5x16cm.
  • Painted in 2016

  • Saint Teofil of Kiev                                   Saint martyr Thekla
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., olifa.
  • Size: 21,5x16cm.
  • Painted in 2016.

  • Temptation of Jesus                                    Baptism of Jesus
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr,. olifa.
  • Size: 21,5x16cm.
  • Painted in 2015.

  • The flight into Egypt                                      Presentation of Jesus at the Temple
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., olifa.
  • Size: 21,5x16cm.
  • Painted in 2015.

  • Nativity of Jesus                                           Annunciation
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., olifa.
  • Size: 21,5x16cm.
  • Painted in 2015.

  • Saint John the Baptist                                  Saint David
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., olifa.
  • Size: 22x16,5cm.
  • Painted in 2014.

  • Saint Patriarh Jacob                                      Saint Moses
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., olifa.
  • Size: 22x16,5cm.
  • Painted in 2014.

  • Saint Noah                                                          Saint Abel
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., olifa.
  • Size: 22x16,5cm.
  • Painted in 2014.

  • Adam                                                                    Creation
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., olifa.
  • Size: 22x16,5cm.
  • Painted in 2014.

  • Saints Peter and Fevronia of Murom
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x33cm.
  • Painted in 2013.

  • Saint Cyril the great martyr of Kazan
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x33cm.
  • Painted in 2013.

  • Saint Tryphon of Pechenga
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2013.

  • Saint Laurence of Chernigov
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2013.

  • Blessed Katrin of Pjuhtica
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2013.

  • Blessed sister Tarsykia
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2012.

  • Blessed sister Josafata
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2012.

  • Purehearted Sergius of Radonezh
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x33cm.
  • Painted in 2012.

  • Saint Hildegard of Bingen
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x33cm.
  • Painted in 2012.


  • Saint great martyr George
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x33cm.
  • Painted in 2012.

  • Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x33cm.
  • Painted in 2011.

  • Purehearted Seraphim of Sarow
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x33cm.
  • Painted in 2011.

  • Saint prophet Daniel
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., shellac.
  • Size: 44,5x33cm.
  • Painted in 2011.

  • Saint Gerasimus of Jordan
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., lacquer.
  • Size: 44,5x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2011.

  • Saint martyr Tryphon
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., lacquer.
  • Size: 44,5x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2011.

  • Saint martyr Mamant
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., lacquer.
  • Size: 44,5x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2011.

  • Blessed Jose de Anchieta, Apostle of Brazil
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., lacquer.
  • Size: 44,5x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2011.

  • Saints Vlasius and Spyridon
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., lacquer.
  • Size: 44,5x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2011.

  • Saint martyrs Florus and Laurus
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., lacquer.
  • Size: 44,5x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2010.

  • Saint Elias the prophet
  • Wooden board, levkas, egg tempera, gold leaves 1,6gr., lacquer.
  • Size: 44,5x32,5cm.
  • Painted in 2010.