symbolism in icons

It is my belief that these sacred images are not for worship, but rather, for Inspiration

The eyes are written large showing that they have seen great things and have great wisdom and knowledge.  Because the nose of the images inhales the fragrance and aroma of the Spirit, it is long, linear and otherworldly.  The mouth is small, showing less importance on physical food and more importance on the Spiritual food.

The Ikon is not intended to worship, but rather, as an aid for prayer and a deeper understanding or awareness of a life lived in commitment to living the word of God through service to his/her brothers and sisters.