We don't have a printed catalog, in order to keep our prices affordable. We will offer printable pdf pages in the future, however.
AnachronsTM is an on-going series of art work by Patricia Banker.
The title “Anachron” is derived from “icon” and “anachronism.”
The original paintings incorporate a montage of images gleaned from hundreds of different sources, ranging from ancient to contemporary. The technique is a painstaking process which combines the use of an electronic “paintbrush” with traditional media and methods. Before a piece is even begun, months of research are spent finding inspiration and sources of information. As with traditional icons, these images are filled with symbolism — some obvious, some subtle. But the style is a mixture of periods and cultures. A tree, a face, a flower, a gesture, or situation might evoke a well-known painting. Stark medieval imagery may be combined with Victorian sentimentality. Many have salient quotations incorporated within the design. The pieces are intended to be inspiring, whimsical and informative.
Each plaque is mounted on solid renewable-forest wood (½” thick), finished with an antique patina and touches of gilt, pewter, or copper. Also included is an “illuminated manuscript” on parchment paper ( 8½” x 11″ with 8×10 area for framing) which describes the intriguing details (fact & fiction) of the individual’s life, as well as offering relevant cultural and historical information.
A hanger is attached to the back and each piece is signed by the artist.
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Available in four sizes: Approximately 5 ½ x 7 ½ inches, 7¼ x 10 inches, 10 x 13 inches, & 12 x 16 inches
Please click on an Anachron image below to see a larger image and/or purchase one.
Our AnachronsTM are also available as ceramic tiles.
They include all the same features as the wood pieces, including the "scroll," but are waterproof and can be used outdoors. (The colors do tend to be more vivid.)
We offer them in 2 sizes:
6" x 8" x ¼" and 8"' x 10" x ¼"
(They can also be produced as mosaic murals, please email us if you're interested)
Signed and dated; wire hanger is attached to the back. The tiles can also be mounted permanently on a wall, as with any ceramic tile. (Let us know if you don't want the wire hanger on the back.) Note: If tile is not in stock, it may take several weeks for delivery. Please let us know if time is an issue.
Note, in addition to the Saints Preserved Collection of tiles, you'll also find tiles from
Please click on an image below to see a larger picture and/or purchase a Print.
(If you want to get to a particular print quickly, just use the search box at the top.)