Eva Müller, the owner of Tibirke Kunst art gallery, creates icons in the original meaning of the word, but in a contemporary design. Visit an interesting artist living on the edge of Tisvilde Hegn forest, close to Tibirke Church.
An icon is originally considered to be a sacred image, that one should honour with respect. In the tradition of the Orthodox Church, icons depict figures or events from the Bible and act as a kind of window into the world beyond. As old icons have become collectables, they have largely lost their significance as devotional images.
Eva Müller paints icons according to the original meaning, but in a contemporary design with an emphasis on text and colour symbolism. Her icons, too, are meant to be cracks into a spiritual world that is intangible and cannot be visualized - only suggested.
Tibirke Kunst creates icons to order. The text of the icons is mostly taken from the New Testament, and you can order a specific text that determines the design of the icon. The text is reproduced in the original language, Ancient Greek, but with a translation and possibly reference to the scripture on the back of the icon.
A pilgrim icon is a square of approx. 10 x 10 cm. you can take with you when travelling, whether it is a pilgrimage or other travel. It is delivered in a small bag, made by textile artist Jonna Jensen.