A cross for my friend Diana.
Commissioned to be worn for her liturgical practices at her church:
giving blessings and communion.
Originally designed from a Celtic style,
this over sized pectoral cross had enough room for interior design,
so I have included symbols which personalize the cross for her.
From the foundation,
the symbol of water,
a small “knot” representing movement.
Above this a chalice,
from it rising the sign of Pisces
(her birth sign)
which supports the communion wafer
and above that the image of the chalice rises above.
This signifies the “spirit” of communion
transcending its physical restraints.
On either side is the waxing and waning moon,
signifying her name “Diana”
(the Goddess of the hunt and protector of the innocent).
In the center is the equal armed cross
symbolizing the material world.
It was carved to be convex:
capturing light and reflecting it differently
each time you see it:
much as the world does.
This is a reminder to “look twice”
for everything may not be as it seems.
Above this is the Sun,
the center of our Solar System,
typically the symbol
of the “center of all things”
and “the light”,
the source of all things.
Diana’s Custom Cross is a very large,
heavy, solid sterling piece
designed for specially for Diana.