|Project by Shane||posted 01-30-2008 02:07 AM||1850 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
This is my fifth hand carved piece. I actually needed money to buy an engagement ring, and I entered a local Spanish Mission’s contest to design a crucifix for their new church. I didn’t win though, but I was beat by a real master. It’s a good thing that I didn’t win because then I would have had to do a 6 foot version.
I purposefully went with the rougher Spanish style for the corpus. The nail holes are in Christ’s wrists not hands, because this is how most historians believe that crucifixions were done (though there is debate on the subject). I took the idea of the bent cross beam from a Spanish priest, St. John of the Cross. Pope John Paul II had a similar bend in his cross. I tried to go with a Goya style tormented face. Not sure if I was successful.
Mahogany. about 19 inches tall.