Catalog of Crosses

The namesake of this piece died suddenly in an accident while still a young man. Resting on a sandblasted cedar base, the limestone crown has a shallow mandala (a circular cosmic symbol in both Eastern and Western iconography) carved into its top. A cruciform figure appears at the entrance to a maze adapted from the pattern of an American Indian basket. Rainwater submerges the mandala maze. Then, as evaporation dries the stone’s raised surfaces, liquid caught in carved indentations emphasizes the labyrinth, before seeping down the grooved wood grain.