CraftsmenOur spotlight on operative men of the craft, whose labor and work embody Masonic principles and virtue
“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”
Meet this month’s Craftsman
Bro. Ari Roussimoff
“I started seeking Freemasonry symbols; I wanted to paint these symbols, which led me to become a Mason. These were mystical, abstract spiritual forms. I was attracted to the style of cubism, the geometric patterns, and occasionally use squares as the subject of composition to emphasize a subject in my paintings. My Masonic pictures are part of life; Freemasonry is meant to be a guide in life to build a society.”
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Bro. Nathan Davis
Pipemaker, Wood worker
RW Pat Imbimbo
Men and members of the Craft
Call them artisans, do-ers, a master, skilled and talented; we call them Brother. Every month, we will introduce you to a Craftsman and shine light on his small business, labor, and work.
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Within each degree, the instruction on the Working Tools is one of the most beautifully written parts of Masonic ritual. We examine how an Entered Apprentice can literally divide their time with the use of the 24-inch gauge.
After Freemasonry emerged into public view in 1717, a treasure trove of Masonic manuscripts was discovered and made public. Bro. Jim Simpson reviews these Masonic texts and teachings.
The annual Tompkins’ Graveside Dedication has become a cherished tradition among the Masons, who take the opportunity to reflect upon the celebrated, yet tragic, life of Most Worshipful Brother Daniel D. Tompkins.