- 1 My neo-iconography with a Christian background
began with my conversion from Buddha to Christ.
- 2 After long years of immersion in Buddhist
and Hinduist mysticism, I was converted to the Christian
mysticism of the Byzantine tradition.
- 3 The Hesychasm as it is practiced today
on mount Athos in Greece was the spiritual keystone that
convinced me of the divine nature of Christ.
- 4 "The logos incarnated" is the
most authentic and irrefutable revelation that I have ever
found in the history of all religions.
- 5 Formal artistic inspiration is linked to
the tradition of oriental iconography as far as the Theotokos
and the Pantokrator are concerned.
- 6 The Asian tradition glorifies the sacred
through color and form.
- 7 Round and geometric shapes symbolize the
cosmic and divine historical centrality of reincarnation.
- 8 Symbols such as lotus flowers and petals
appear to consecrate and celebrate the spiritual quintessence
of Asias great tradition.
- 9 The concept of the mandala with its geometric
lines interlaced with other lines in the composition, symbolizes
the pattern of spiritual interpretation of the new iconography.
- 10 Spiritual introspection is achieved through
faith and prayer. In contrast with the oriental Asian path
which is often marked by deep psychological introspection,
the Christian sphere is pure emotional-spiritual conviction.
- 11 The neo-iconographic image of my icons
aims at introducing the onlooker to the mystery of incarnation