Squirrel the Patriarch of Kyiv
Squirrel as the Patriarch of Kyiv
Squirrel was my cat of 20 years who died on August 3rd, 2016. I'm very certain he was my best friend, and that I will love him more than anything forever. As is appropriate for someone I love this much, I have memorialized him with his very own icon.
(Left) Squirrel as the Patriarch of Kyiv, oil and gold leaf on panel, 6"x4', 2019; (right) Icon Installed in black walnut casing with candle (right)
In this icon he is dressed in the vestments of the Patriarch of Kyiv, reflecting both his divine nature and Ukrainian heritage. The icon is, and will remain mine; but the coffee mug with his image on both sides can be yours forever!