20cm x 20cm, ceramic tiles, stained glass, mother of pearl tiles
The prototype for this work comes from a set of Russian matryoshka. It had five layers, Jesus was the second layer. The outer layer was the theotokos. I have been told this Jesus is incredibly sad. And so i suppose he is, but there are others who commented that they see a resolute face, and they derived strength from it to counter the trials of the world. So it is not the icon itself that has life, but the congregation who venerates the acts of the holy ones and live a sober existence that gives an icon a communal life.