Today I thought I would show you something a bit different. I really can't say I was commissioned to do this. I was asked to do it, and it was a donation. Something I like to do once in a while.
Here is a little background on why I chose to do this cross. My church's Lenten series was on Job. On the first Sunday of Lent the pastor dropped a ceramic pot which broke into many pieces, which was meant to represent us removing and scraping the scabs and sores (sins) from ourselves. Each member received a colored tile that first Sunday in Lent, representing a broken piece from the ceramic pot. Then on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter), each member was asked to bring back their tile.
That's where I came in. I was asked to make something I felt would be appropriate for our church for Easter morning with those tiles. I thought it would be a better idea if it could also be a piece of art that would be lasting throughout the year. This is what I came up with. The base for the tile is concrete. I think this cross represent Jesus' life AND death on the cross.
I hope to finish a few other pieces to go with this cross. Next up will be a baptismal bowl and pitcher. If I have enough tiles left I'll also add a plate and cup for Communion as well. I'll be sure to show you the rest of these pieces as I finish them.