This Earth Day, meet the artist making beautiful icons of God’s endangered creatures

By Jim McDermott
America Magazine
April 21, 2023

Recently, I encountered a whole different approach to climate change. Rather than emphasizing catastrophe or change, it held up beauty.

The artist Angela Manno had been studying and practicing traditional Byzantine Russian iconography for a year when she began to realize that something was lacking. “I started to feel constrained by the anthropocentric focus of the images,” she explained in an interview with America. “Nature was relegated to the backdrop of the human/divine drama. I felt the need to expand the canon.”

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