It looks like the finalists have been announced for the Apocalypse Prize competition: http://apocalypseprize.com/Finalists.html
Congratulations to them! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the entries in their web gallery in June.
In the meantime, here are the 3 paintings that I entered:
|The Adoration of the 24 Elders (Acrylic and metal leaf on panel board, 24" x 24")|
|The Harlot Riding the Beast (Acrylic on panel board, 12" x 12")|
|The Marriage of the Lamb (Acrylic and metal leaf on panel board, 12" x 12")|
I was already a big fan of medieval illuminated manuscripts and the Gothic style, but this was a great opportunity to really research and learn how to create works of art in continuity with the conventions of traditional Western iconography. During my research I unexpectedly fell in love with some Romanesque era manuscripts and they started influencing my work. I was also surprised to find how much the depiction of Christ in Majesty from the Westminster Psalter has in common with Byzantine Icons of Our Lord, and how even the most stylized drapery seemed to correspond to real observations of how the folds of robes would fall on a form.