an image of Christ, a saint, etc., usu. painted on a wooden panel or done in mosaics and venerated as sacred in the Eastern Church.
a sign or representation that stands for something by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it; symbol: an icon of womanhood.
a person or thing that is revered or idolized: a pop icon.
a small graphic image on a computer screen representing a disk drive, a file, or a software command, as a wastebasket that can be used to delete a file.2
The pixel portraits or internet eikon series reduces modern internet personas into devotional digital objects. The portraits are inspired in part by nostalgia for old videogames, rendered newly crisp and blocky on modern screens, and the animated GIF, now in its second renaissance online.