Blessed is the fruit of thy womb

A piece from a cedar tree trunk from the small island of Chryssi on the southeast edge of Crete- The shape of Archangel Gabriel, Virgin Mary and the light emerging. I ve taken advantage of the shape of the wood, for the wing, and also the empty space on the Holy Mother’s body as an outlet for the Light- And that was exactly what She was carrying “The light of the world”

driftwood annunciation chryssi island repurposed tree trunk eggtemprera 12-09-17 14-47-49

“Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb”: The title for this icon of Annunciation and a video of the final step: Polishing the wax varnish applied on this cedar tree trunk with the icon  painted with eggtempera.

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Eri Fragiadaki

Contemporary byzantine art enthousiast. Working in an old warehouse studio in the island of Crete. Love painting on driftwood, repurposed wood, pebbles and all kinds of irregular shapes.

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