MEANING: The circle woven around the vertical and horizontal members defines the Celtic Christian Cross. The wood burning of the Doves of Peace and the Celtic Knot of Harmony represents Peace and Harmony to all. This is the largest of Coop's crosses. Coop laminated 2- 12” boards together and carved this 16” wide by 25” high cross (It’s bigger then the quilting board for measuring!) After Katrina sanded it, the designs were penciled in, outlining of the knotwork burned, then texturing and shading of the knots burned. The Dove knot work on the base of the Cross (last picture) was designed by Katrina, nothing already made would fit the theme!
This is a wonderful gift for your favorite collector of Christian Crosses...that has a big space on their wall (or would that be a big wall in their space?)! This piece will be made specifically for you and may take up to a month to complete. The wood burning will be slightly different what you see here, but it will contain the major themes mentioned above.
THE 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.