Apron of the Rose

Painted Masonic Apron by Bro. Ari Roussimoff

Painted Knights Templar Apron
Each time I create a painted Masonic Apron, I intend for it to be a statement in more ways than one. In other words I like to meld the great traditions of historic Masonic aprons with my own feelings and ideas as an artist. This way the great Masonic history of aprons is being brought into the here and now and therefore also into the future. For me to merely imitate the old aprons would not be achieving anything because those old aprons stand quite well on their own. My aim is to contribute by not abandoning a most inspiring and profound tradition.
Image: “Apron of the Rose”, Painted Masonic Apron by Bro. Ari Roussimoff
One of the things I very much like about Freemasonry is that symbols can be interpreted in different and also intimately personal ways. Masonic iconography seems to have a special strength which speaks to both the heart and mind. Rather than me explaining any meanings behind this particular artwork, I will leave it to the viewer to interpret it as they see it. Frankly, I feel this way about much of my work. And Masonry actually confirms my approach as a painter.

Written by Bro. Ari Roussimoff
Consolidated Lodge #31 F. & A.M.
Manhattan, New York

Bro Ari Roussimoff