Icons are symbols which represent an object in a literal sense.
But over the past several decades due to the rising fascination with the notion of celebrity,
the word ‘Icon’ has come to represent or encapsulate qualities of a person whose talent or persona is charismatic to the masses.
It states that: an icon uses shape, colour, sound, texture, and other graphic elements to create a recognisable connection between an image and an idea.
Icons are likeness that convey the idea of the thing they represent by imitating them -
such as a photograph or illustration of something.
Examples of this ‘holy’ image have been found in second hand clothes stores in Berlin, a car boot market in Melbourne and in interesting ‘tat’ stores like Seasonal Concepts in Sydney.
there they sit, in very secular situations waiting to be bought by some person who sees their beauty other than a religious one.
Is there a theme happening here? Is there a need for a sense of ‘mystery’ in people’s lives?