$min_len) { $new_str[$i] = $string; $i++; } } $t_name = implode(" ", $new_str); unset($new_str); $t_name = preg_replace($pattern, $replace, $t_name); $t_nameL = strtolower($t_name); return $t_nameL; } // PCL Output function pcl_output($id) { if ($id == 0) return false; $query1 = tep_db_query("select c.parent_id, cd.categories_name from " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c, " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd where c.categories_id = $id and cd.categories_id = $id"); $pcla = array(); while ($pc_values = tep_db_fetch_array($query1)) { $pc_header = $pc_values[categories_name]; $parent_id = $pc_values[parent_id]; $type = "c"; $query2 = tep_db_query("select c.categories_id, c.parent_id, cd.categories_name from " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c, " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd where c.parent_id = $id and c.categories_id = cd.categories_id"); while ($q2v = tep_db_fetch_array($query2)) { $q2_id = $q2v[categories_id]; $q2_head = $q2v[categories_name]; array_push($pcla, "$q2_id$q2_head"); } } $i = 0; $cPath = tep_get_path($id); echo ""; foreach ($pcla as $key => $data) { $split = explode("", $data); $p_id = $split[0]; $p_head = $split[1]; $cPath = tep_get_path($p_id); if ($i == 2) { echo ""; $i = 0; } echo ""; $i++; } echo "
Shop our Online Catalog: ". $pc_header . "

"; } // Sub Topic Sister Linking function sub_topic_links($starting_topic_id) { echo ""; //echo ""; $parent_query = "SELECT parent_id FROM topics WHERE topics_id='". $starting_topic_id ."'"; $parent_results = tep_db_query($parent_query); $parent_id = tep_db_fetch_array($parent_results); $parent_id = $parent_id['parent_id']; if ($parent_id == 0) { $parent_id = $starting_topic_id; } /* $parent_name_query = "SELECT topics_name FROM topics_description WHERE topics_id='". $parent_id ."'"; $parent_name_results = tep_db_query($parent_name_query); $parent_name = tep_db_fetch_array($parent_name_results); $parent_name = $parent_name['topics_name']; $parent_name = preg_replace('/ /', '', $parent_name); */ $i = 0; $topics_query = "SELECT t.topics_id, td.topics_name, t.parent_id FROM topics t, topics_description td WHERE (t.parent_id='". $parent_id ."' OR t.parent_id='". $starting_topic_id ."') AND t.topics_id = td.topics_id ORDER BY td.topics_name"; $topics_results = tep_db_query($topics_query); while ($subs = tep_db_fetch_array($topics_results)) { $topic_id = $subs['topics_id']; $topic_name = $subs['topics_name']; if ($subs['parent_id'] == 0) { $tPath = "tPath=". $subs['topics_id']; } else { $tPath = "tPath=". $subs['parent_id'] ."_". $subs['topics_id']; } if ($i == 0) { echo ""; } if ($topic_id != $starting_topic_id) { echo ""; $i++; } if ($i == 3) { echo ""; $i = 0; } } echo "
Related Topics:
  • ". $topic_name ."
  • "; } // Sister Artile Linking function sister_article_linking($current_id) { $fetch_cat = tep_db_query("SELECT at.topics_id, t.parent_id, td.topics_name FROM articles_to_topics at, topics t, topics_description td WHERE at.articles_id = $current_id AND at.topics_id = t.topics_id AND td.topics_id = t.topics_id"); while ($result = tep_db_fetch_array($fetch_cat)) { $tID = $result['topics_id']; $pID = $result['parent_id']; $tName = $result['topics_name']; } if ($pID == 0) { $tPath = "tPath=". $tID; } else { $tPath = "tPath=". $pID ."_". $tID; } echo ""; echo "

    "; sub_topic_links($tID); echo "

    "; echo "Back to main topic: $tName
    "; $link_builder_query = tep_db_query("SELECT ad.articles_id, ad.articles_name, at.topics_id, at.articles_id FROM articles_description ad, articles_to_topics at WHERE at.topics_id='$tID' AND at.articles_id = ad.articles_id ORDER BY ad.articles_name"); while ($link_builder = tep_db_fetch_array($link_builder_query)) { $a_id = $link_builder['articles_id']; $a_name = $link_builder['articles_name']; $aPath = "articles_id=". $a_id; if ($current_id == $a_id) { } else { echo "$a_name
    "; } } print ("
    "); } ?> Caroline Z. Marcos

    Marcos, Caroline Z.

    Caroline Marcos was born in Alexandra, Egypt as a Copt (Christian Egyptian) ˆ this has some cultural significance as they are closely linked with the Ancient Egyptians in descent before the Arabs came and Islamized Egypt, stripping Egyptians from both their religions and language ˆ Coptic.

    Caroline migrated to the US with her family when she was 9 years old. She is also 1/4 Greek! She currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, where she worships in a Coptic Orthodox church. Caroline‚s multi achievements partly include a B.A. in Studio Art and Psychology (double major) from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy Psychology. I don‚t remember my life without art; I grew up painting, even in my coloring books with water paints as my parents told me stories about my paternal grandfather‚s oil paintings. His paintings (mostly landscapes and figures) adorned our home in Alexandra, Egypt, and I always enjoyed the scent of oil paints and admired his old paint set. Ironically, I never personally used oil paints like he did.

    In high school, Caroline was part of an advanced after school Watercolor Club where she refined her talent with watercolor. On my own, I really enjoyed oil pastels, their tactile quality and the great renderings that I achieved with them. In college, the emphasis in my degree was conceptual and philosophical, so I didn‚t get specialized training in any particular medium.‰ Caroline did have some very inspiring instructors (Frank Galuszka, Tim Craighead, and Don Fritz), who worked in painting and mixed media using Mica, Acrylic get transfers, and Bees Wax. I think that what started in their classes was what turned into what I do now with the encaustic painting, collage, and initiated my freedom into experimentation.

    Finally, when I studied art therapy, art became a vehicle for me to search my own depth, soul, psyche, and give meaning to my life experiences. This all started something for me that I still am working on today!‰ Caroline traveled to London, England where she studied under the mentorship of Dr. Stephan Rene, who is a PHD student of Professor Isaac Fanous Yousef, the father of contemporary Neo-Coptic school of Iconography. She did that because she wanted to learn more about the art of her church and because she believed her spirituality is closely connected to her art. There, she learned the fundamentals of the written icon, including the geometry and the theology of the icon. She practiced and completed writing the face of Christ using egg tempera. (www.firstimageicons.com).

    I am inspired by nature, by color, by a text (whether it be a poem, a scriptural verse, or lyrics and of course, by archetypes (symbolic images that have layered meanings throughout culture/history and the psyche.

    You may view more of Caroline's art at www.carolinez.com