Iconicalities. Madonna del mar.

stainsstain poem

photo and poem by clinock – photo from Oaxaca coast, Mexico.

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i•con (ˈaɪ kɒn)

  1. a picture, image or other representation.
  2. an image of Christ, a saint, etc., venerated as sacred.
  3. a sign or representation that stands for something by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it: an icon of womanhood.
  4. a person or thing that is revered or idolized: a pop icon.
  5. a small graphic image on a computer screen representing a disk drive, a file, or a software command.

[1565–75; < Latin < Greek eikn likeness, image, figure]


8 thoughts on “Iconicalities. Madonna del mar.

    1. I love the textures in the photo too Robert and also the way the staining from the Madonna relief have manifested on the rocks around her. It was a wonderful discovery amongst crabs and mermaids…


    1. Perfect gems, your words…yes, portals into myth, faith, imagination, memory, longing and love. Not only in churches, ancient walls, shrines, but also in sepia photographs on mantlepieces, the talisman necklace and the posters on the teenager’s bedroom wall…


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