Serena Smith, Hodegetria (2014)
Artist's Book: Hand finished stone lithograph
17 x 15cm
Limited Edition of 10, signed and numbered by the artist
"The Hodegetria is the Byzantine Madonna, ‘she who points the way’. This reference to showing direction is twofold: she points to the Christ child, whom she holds (‘the way, the truth, the life’, and she represents the icon of the miraculous, sight restoring spring in Constantinople, the Hodegon.
Thus she indicates direction both in terms of faith and the ability to see. (L. Shaw-Miller)This Hodegetria is one object from an ongoing series of drawings and artefacts that use this particular icon as resource, muse and source of reflection."