by Bro. Ari Roussimoff
This Knights Templar apron was painted in 2012. It deals with the symbolic nature of the historic Templars as they exist as an inspiration within some areas of Freemasonry.
As I do in all my Masonic artworks, I interpret these profound themes in my own personal way. I should emphasize that in this piece, I am not depicting any literal connections between the historic Templars to Freemasonry, even though some people claim that there is some type of lineage there. My composition is based only on what Masonry wants to believe were the principles, ethics, and morals of the original Order of Knights Templar. All uplifting virtues to be sure. Subsequently, I repeated this theme as a work on canvas.
I am happy to say that today, my Templar apron is at home in a very fine Masonic collection in Spain.