Icons to share

Online interactive exhibition by Dorothea Stockmar.


Dorothea wrote,  Icons were considered protective and beneficial, especially in times of crisis. When I first started painting Icons on pizza boxes I followed the questions: What is sacred to me? What can be nourishing in times like these?


Dorothea invites us  all to share what is personally sacred at this moment in time via her online exhibition, Icons to share.   https://www.stockmar-kunst.de/kunst/bilder/icons-to-share

Preview  from Icons to share

Icons to share/Philip Wharton. 

When Dorothea invited me to contribute towards her Icons to share. I glanced at a little resin angel of my mother’s and thought,  the passion, drive and optimism hopelessness hadn’t seen coming.  Let me explain! 


I recall my mother very ill in hospital getting out of bed to give an old lady opposite a little resin angel and some kind words. It’s strange how it’s often those with the least to give share the most.  It was a thing of my mothers to give out these little resin angels of hope. 


So, I’m presenting that passion, drive and optimism hopelessness didn’t see coming by way of the last of my mother’s little resin angels, here in the Shrine Of Sorts.  For all to share. 


The reason I chose Dorothea’s Icon no 4 (above left) to go with my contribution is that it’s reminiscent of a Madonna and child my mother always kept on her windowsill.