With the blessing of my spiritual teacher, I took a new look at the Icon. With all due reverence for the Icon and its origins, I dared to take composition, spots, and colors of the Icon and present them in an abstract form. That is, Icon’s power, energy, composition, and colors remain. The only thing changed is interpretation. However, the subjects of my paintings have always been, and will always be, people and their relationships with each other and with God. My icon-painting bears no reference to any particular religion. People of all religions, skin color, and philosophical schools are welcome to the world of my icons-paintings.