Iconography Project

Date: 5/6/2013 at 4:46
From: Bright Spark Ankarv
To : Everyone
Subj: Iconography Project

This news post is a formal request for help directed at those that
strive for any particular Divine Entity.

I am currently engaged in creating a codex (book) of Icons dedicated to
the Divine Pantheon that exists on our continent.

Before I go any further, I should explain a few things: Iconography is a
form of art that deals with the interpretation and identification of a
particular image, or a series of images, which are called Icons. Some
pious texts are created with outstanding levels of word-smithing, but
when core-aspects of a spiritual nature are involved, sometimes instead
of drafting a high-worded work of writing, an Icon is more suited for
the task. What is different about a piece of well written spiritual
scripture, and an Icon, is that an Icon is not designed to drive home
it's interpretation and display through careful debate or the
expounding/exploration of various concepts and spiritual beliefs. An
Icon is ment to deliver it's message in one moment, which is when it is
looked upon by the pious and spiritually curious. Spiritual
understanding can get tangled up in a web of scripture and
word-smithing. Icons help to shatter this problem.

What I need help with: The problem with generating an Icon is that it
must be so bare-bones and at a root level, that regardless of -who- is
looking at it, the message of the Icon is impossible to miss. Given the
varied nature of sentient creatures, to form multiple different kinds of
interpretation in relation to what they are looking at, this presents a
problem with the creation of the Icons I intend to create for the glory
of the Divine. I am asking each and every single member of a Divine
following, to contact me, and explain in length their own insights and
opinions in regards to each Icon that I will create to represent the
Divine spheres of influence that belong to the Gods (spheres of
influence = tenets and beliefs).

Penned by my hand on the 16th of Severin, in the year 390 MA.