Medium: Moroccan wedding contract in Arabic on Thuya wood, cholla cactus skeleton cross, 1791 Book of Psalms and Songs by Issac Watts, waxed linen thread, Ethiopian Coptic stitching
Artist Statement: I love how Spanish and Native American artists creatively use the skeleton of a cholla cactus to make crosses, and I find this one to be especially unique. It is designed in such a manner to accommodate a vintage Moroccan Wedding contract handwritten in Arabic on a piece of Thuya wood. Together they symbolize the imagery of the Church as Christ’s bride found in Scripture. As songs are a prevalent part of weddings in most cultures, the attached antique Book of Psalms and Songs by famed hymn writer, Issac Watts, seemed an appropriate addition to this piece.
21H X 12W X 4D