Editor's Note: The information in this post was provided by the Twinsburg Library.
Artist Diane Duncan Bieber’s exhibit “ICONS – The Harmony & Holiness of Sacred Art” is the featured exhibit for January at the Twinsburg Public Library’s art gallery.
Hudson artist Diane Duncan Bieber is an accomplished artist who uses her unique artistic talents as an extension of her personal faith. She calls her works a form of religious Iconography. Iconography is an art form which dates from the earliest days of Christianity. A sacred person or event is painted according to traditional designs. The stylized portrayal represents the subject in their glorified state. Thus, icons are called “windows into heaven.”
Diane is careful to point out that an icon is not a realistic portrayal of the subject like a photographic likeness. Nor is it expressionistic in the sense of displaying the artist's personal concepts and feelings. An icon is an image of a sacred individual or event, painted according to traditional designs and representing the subject in a transfigured or glorified state.
The works of art are painted on gessoed board, 3/4 “ thick, which has been carefully prepared in a time honored method. In addition, radiant 23 karat gold leaf is applied.
The exhibit is featured in the Twinsburg Public Library Art Gallery throughout the month of January and is available for viewing during normal business hours. Additional information about the work of artist Diane Duncan Bieber’s is available at the library information desk.