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John Davies

These look fascinating and remind me of the Rock Icons produced by my aquaintance the Stuckist artist Peter Murphy [ http://petermurphyicons.com/ ]. He does sacred work too, notably at Tewkesbury Abbey, St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol and a wonderful set of Bede images for the Bede's World visitors centre in Jarrow.

I guess if your spirituality is Orthodox then icons mean a whole lot more to you than being mere interesting pictures or playful concepts etc, hence the understandable fuss about these secularised images. Sometimes it may just be possible that artists fail to understand the church (or worse, choose to exploit people's genuine spiritual sensitivities for 'effect').

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