The idea of what an iconostar is started out by the artist Elizabeth Laul Healey asking herself "What would my alter ego look like if it could come to life? What characteristics would it have, and what would it stand for?".
Iconostars carry with them characteristics Elizabeth adores in others, but feels she lacks in herself. Iconostars represent strong, beautiful, badass women. They are self confident regardless of their lumps and their bumps, their size, or the color of their eyes, their backgrounds, etc. They are impervious to the insults others have thrown at them. They are filled with love for others, and more importantly, love for themselves.
Iconostars are made with the artist's signature "Circles of Life" motif. They represent loved ones, animals, and our precious Mother Earth. Each circle is unique and has its own backstory. All Iconostars have one thing in common, they each have clear eyes so that any person who looks at them can have the ability to see themselves through their eyes.
The Iconostar sculptures are made from a variety of materials including, glass tile, stones and crystals, watches, drawer handles, sea shells, miscellaneous found objects, and love. Their bases are made from foam, PVC pipes filled with sand, rebar, wood, glue, grout and more.