Catalog of Crosses

Knowing my fascination with natural “found” objects, my brother-in-law passed along this massive tree root. I gently reworked the sinuous contours of the wooden arc to enhance the effect of hair framing a human face. Although the veil I created with metal mesh connotes femininity, the entire visage may be perceived as female or male, or as an amalgam of both genders. The bronze cross rising behind the veil emerges from a pedestal where a golden cup awaits offerings.