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Artist: Tony Conyers

Medium: Copper, wood, paper

Station: All ten Biblically-based stations

Artist’s Statement

The genesis of the icon necklace originally came from an icon of Saint Barnabas from Greece, combined with a recent photo of a group of children presenting their personal favorite icons in front of the altar screen at Assumption Church (Greek Orthodox) in north Scottsdale. The call to create an icon necklace of assorted ancient icons came to me just a few weeks before I saw the invitation for The Artist’s Way of the Cross, so the timing was perfect. I immediately got to work on concept drawings for a ten-icon necklace. The design combines aspects of Greek icons, Spanish conquistador styling, and a Mayan influence.

Conversation with the Artist


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About The Rev. Nick Roosevelt

Associate Priest at Saint Barnabas. Born and raised in South Carolina. I have one daughter; Lily. Jesus lover, current events enthusiast, travel nut, golfer, supporter of the arts.