Medium: Spanish Colonial Wood Cross, Metal Sacred Heart, Metal Clavos, 1800’s English Bible, Nepalese Paper, Waxed Linen Thread, Ethiopian Coptic Stitching;
Artist Statement: The Sacred Heart is one of the most common motifs in Spanish Catholic religious folk art of the Southwest. The idea is that the physical heart of Jesus is a symbol of his divine love for humanity. The sacred heart comes in various forms–with flames around it, with a crown, with a dagger through the center and sometimes like the one on this cross, with a cross and crown of thorns….and all represent the same thing, Jesus’ compassion for humanity. The cross and crown of thorns allude to the manner of Jesus’ death while the flaming heart stands for a heart on fire with Christ’s love and compassion for the world.
24H X 15W X 2D