• 1 My neo-iconography with a Christian background began with my conversion from Buddha to Christ.
  • 2 After long years of immersion in Buddhist and Hinduist mysticism, I was converted to the Christian mysticism of the Byzantine tradition.
  • 3 The Hesychasm as it is practiced today on mount Athos in Greece was the spiritual keystone that convinced me of the divine nature of Christ.
  • 4 "The logos incarnated" is the most authentic and irrefutable revelation that I have ever found in the history of all religions.
  • 5 Formal artistic inspiration is linked to the tradition of oriental iconography as far as the Theotokos and the Pantokrator are concerned.
  • 6 The Asian tradition glorifies the sacred through color and form.
  • 7 Round and geometric shapes symbolize the cosmic and divine historical centrality of reincarnation.
  • 8 Symbols such as lotus flowers and petals appear to consecrate and celebrate the spiritual quintessence of Asia’s great tradition.
  • 9 The concept of the mandala with its geometric lines interlaced with other lines in the composition, symbolizes the pattern of spiritual interpretation of the new iconography.
  • 10 Spiritual introspection is achieved through faith and prayer. In contrast with the oriental Asian path which is often marked by deep psychological introspection, the Christian sphere is pure emotional-spiritual conviction.
  • 11 The neo-iconographic image of my icons aims at introducing the onlooker to the mystery of incarnation through art.