05 December 2007

Carving the Border Block



Each of these three Birthplaces prints will have a border and a symbol at the top for the religion that began with the birth. For the Bethlehem print I've chosen to use the earliest form of the Christian cross, called the "Greek cross." This cross, with its four arms of equal length, predates the Latin cross. While the Latin cross represents the crucifixion, the Greek cross was an abbreviation for the name "Christ" and also represents the four directions, implying the spread of the gospel.

What I especially like about the Greek cross is that this style of cross is said to date to ancient Babylon, that cradle of all civilization now known as Iraq.


Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

I think you will be taking out the visor for this one!

I can't wait to see how these turn out.

Anonymous said...

Your work is such an inspiration. I love watching it come together. Thanks for the great blog.

Cin said...

it's a beautiful design isn't it? looking forward to the final as always!