by Andrea Elizabeth
In looking for cross stitch patterns of Gospel illuminations, I came across the undertaking of Makoto Fujimura to be the first single artist in nearly 400 years to illuminate the four Gospels. The video in the article includes a discussion on the difficulty Evangelical Protestants have with art, though they don’t mention the word, iconoclasm. Nevertheless, I don’t know why they would have a problem with the modern art in this project because it is so formless. The colors are traditional however.
The reason I would like to cross stitch a pattern from the older illuminated Gospels is because of the bright colors and more ornate presentation than is usually found in wooden icons.