This new image is a re-working of several elements. Over time, the idea of cloth lightly covering the eyes had become lines of light and sometimes these worked but they added a celestial sense that detracts from the basic image. So, the latest re-working has seen the forehead shaded and the eyes being given more definition.... whilst remaining closed. The loose lines of hair falling on either side have been added in order to deliver some distance from the Shroud of Turin image. The reason for this is that the Turin image attracts controversy as to its authenticity and any discussion of the image tends to get entangled on that subject.
A better definition of the objective for the images is to produce an iconic image that might have a broad appeal. As the sense of Church as Community seems to be on the wane across Europe there may be a new wave of popularity around Contemplative Christianity, interspersing elements of Eastern Zen and Western Celtic so as to form a platform for Meditation. I think the image can have some relevance in a Meditative context.