The physical exhibition in Tisch Library features three icons painted on repurposed wooden ammunition boxes by Ukrainian artists, Oleksandr Klymenko and Sofia Atlantova. The icons were created as part of their larger project “Buy an Icon–Save a Life,” begun after Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine, which supports the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital (PFVMH).
The three icons on display at Tisch Library include “Mother of God, Gate of Dawn” (Atlantova), “Archangel Michael” (Atlantova), and “The Savior on Camouflage” (Klymenko). The Museum of Russian Icons (Clinton, MA) facilitated the inclusion of these three icons in our exhibition.
View this video to learn more about the how the artists turn military ammunition boxes into religious icons.
If you would like to learn more about the Buy an Icon – Save a Life project or donate to the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital (PFVMH) and receive an icon of your own, please visit: https://www.medbat.org.ua/en/buy-icon-save-a-life/.