The artistic “know-how” develops Byzantine and ancient Russian traditions. One sees a classic painting immediately. This is the first impression. However, it is made with natural gems and semiprecious stones. The artist uses natural gemstones creating the colours. Lapis lazuli, malachite, carnelian, jasper and others attract by their outstanding properties and ability to concentrate power and generate an atmosphere of majestic infinity.
The life cycle of crystals is comparable to the age of planets and galaxies. Stones fade seldom. They like bright sun that infuses them. They remain endlessly long exactly as Nature created them. Any stone compared to a regular paint is a more versatile artistic instrument.
All colours are hand-made. The image is integrated due to the scrupulous fixing of flattened and screened gems on a thin plate of white marble. Every element, line or detail is filled separately. Tiny particles of stones become “paint strokes”. The application of stones of various sizes creates dimension and depth of the picture. Blink chrysolite, shine astrofilita, or deep velvety jade fill images with vitality and power.
The art of icon deals with the transition of a visible world to an invisible one. It is its final aim based on a very subtle structure. Being an object of the material world any icon reveals the spiritual not the physical, because every icon is a window into Eternity.
Diamond, amethist, peridot, garnet, chalcedony, opal, malachite, amber, jasper, calcite, lapis lazuli, fluorite, carnelian, charoite, orpiment, astrofillit, volkonskoite, jet, cinnabar, ochre, realgare, rhodusite, tuff, anthracite, micа, galena, aegirine, rhodonite.