Saturday, January 8, 2011
You almost need to see them in person to appreciate the beauty of the markings on each piece. The largest cross is so expertly etched with a lace like texture that it appears as filmy as curtains at a window. The crucifix is heavily done in great detail, a striking image of the body of Christ all rib bones and pain. I can see this being worn by a man today or a priest in days past. The rectangular piece is the most primitive in design, looking like its drawing was done by unskilled hands in the tradition of folk art. I think it is Joseph.
I am very pleased with how these turned out and know that they will find an appreciative audience in Tucson in just a few short weeks.
On another note, my heart and soul pour out prayers for the victims and families of the shooting rampage in Tucson today. I am crying for America, too. May the hatred stop. Just stop.