A cross commissioned for my friend Diana,
To be worn for her liturgical practices at her church:
giving blessings and communion.
This over-sized pectoral cross had enough room for detailed design,
so I have included symbols which personalize it.
From the foundation,
the symbol of water,
a small “knot” representing movement.
Above this a Chalice referring to the the Holy Grail,
from it rising the sign of Pisces
(her birth sign)
supporting a communion wafer.
Signifying 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,
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 amulet
designed for specially for Diana.