This Spirit Dove Cross is very special to me.
I got the idea to make the Spirit Dove cross several years ago in my sleep one night but keep putting off doing it.
The longer I keep putting it off the more the more I wanted to do it.
I call it “Spirit Dove”.
Spirit Dove is a 3 1/2 foot Celtic Wall Cross with all walnut and maple inlay work. All sides of the cross have mitered corners showing no end grain. A lot of time.
From the time I made those first few 16 inch Celtic crosses I had no idea it would lead to other wall crosses, ceremonial crosses and processional crosses. In some sort of way it all seems to have grown and evolve on it’s own. One idea leads to another and so on and so on. There is an unlimited amount of art work one can put into Celtic crosses and wall crosses. Maybe that’s how the Celtic people felt long ago. Each of my wooden crosses is a unique piece of art.
I like to hand pick all of my wood for my wooden crosses. Some times I am looking for a nice straight grain and other times with the grain running wild. Most of the wood I use is Mahogany, Oak, Maple and Walnut. The cross sizes I most like working on are from around 1 foot to around 4 foot.<br>I like making different styles of crosses and using different decorative motif patterns and designs of inlay work.
At times I start of with an idea in mind for my wooden crosses, but the total picture of it is not yet clear in my mind. These are times when you just need to get away from it and relax, or take a walk and get your mind off of it. Sometimes part of creating or designing something you need to let it come to you. Your best thoughts come with a clear open mind. You know it when you see it.
My favorite architectural styles for my wooden crosses are Early Roman, Medieval Gothic and Greek Byzantine. I have in mind doing a few free standing floor crosses, table crosses and alter crosses using these architectural styles.
My wooden crosses work includes: wall crosses, ceremonial crosses, processional crosses, Celtic crosses, Celtic people, motif patterns, inlay, architectural, roman, medieval, gothic, Greek, byzantine, floor crosses, table crosses, alter crosses, early roman, and many architectural styles.