Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Ken Jan Woo

Ken Jan Woo, is a highly talented Chinese born artist who created the magnificent icons at the Our Savior's Church  in New York City. His icon of St. John is one of the best I've ever seen. Too many artists make St. John look like a little girl. Woo's St. John is a young man. I also love his St. Joan of Arc , his St. Augustine of China and his Blessed Mother Teresa.  The next time I'm in New York I will definitely take a cab to see the church and  to look at the icons of Our Lord and the painting of Our Lady. There is so much lousy religious art on the market and in our churches that we really need to support beauty and talent when we find it.

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