Jonathan is a contributor to the Orthodox Arts Journal; see his article on the "Recovery of the Arts", which clearly expresses the mission of Hexaemeron. We welcome Jonathan with whom we share the confidence that "The arts can be a revealing of the Kingdom, the making present of the sacred – the visible, audible and tactile example of how Creation can become sacramental."
Jonathan Pageau graduated with honors from the Painting and Drawing program at Concordia University in Montreal during the late 1990s. Quickly disillusioned with contemporary art, he discovered icons and traditional Christian images along his own spiritual journey toward Orthodoxy. Rekindling his love of art through study of traditional forms, Jonathan developed a passion for carving. Having studied Orthodox Theology and Iconology at the University of Sherbrooke, since 2003 Jonathan has been carving different types of liturgical objects. He carves both in wood and in stone, large icons as well as miniatures in a desire to renew the ancient art of icon carving that has been neglected in recent centuries.
For a glimpse at Jonathan's work, visit his website: PAGEAU CARVINGS.
Sample of articles by Jonathan Pageau
Recovery of the Arts (pt 2): From the Garden to the City
Recovery of the Arts (pt 3): Memory of the Heart
St. John Chrysostom on Liturgical Art
Roman Frescoes of the 8th Century