MEANING: The Heart represents the Love of God and the Love we give to God. The flowing, stylized cross reminds us to Love with Joy, Exuberance, Gratitude and Generosity. The weaving of the Cross through the Heart evokes the cycle of Love, Giving and Receiving, receive love from God, send it out to the world, receive love from family, friends, strangers, pets, nature, etc, open your heart wide and channel the love back to the Divine.
This carving is a variation of a Celtic Cross (The circle woven around the vertical and horizontal members defines the Celtic Christian Cross.) that weaves a heart shape around the cross instead of a circle.
The heart has been associated with love since ancient times. The Christian cross also, is a symbol of love. The Heart Cross helps us to focus our thoughts on this love.
An excellent gift for Collectors of Crosses, Baptismal Gift, Conformation Gift, etc.
THE WOOD CARVING: Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each piece is finished with a blend of clear oils that brings out the natural color of the wood. For more information on the process of creation, please see my profile.
SIZE: One picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. Look at the top and follow the green line to the left and look at the right side at the widest point and follow that line to the bottom and you have height by width...but wait! It's not that easy! The way this board I have is laid out, if I lined it up on the zero points it would cover up the numbers and on some pieces you wouldn't be able to see them...so, I line it up on the 1 inch marks which means when you get the numbers, you have to subtract 1 inch... And after all of that…Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece.