Saturday, June 12, 2010
Celtic Challenge - the Cross
This is a wee study of the high cross, also known as a Celtic Christian cross, to be found standing outside Iona Abbey. Interesting to learn that if it was lacking the connecting circle, it would be a Christian cross. At any rate, it's a good exercise in perspective, texture and dimension, and represents to me the incredible strength of character it took to survive in the beautiful, yet austere lands of our ancestors, whatever their belief systems.
6"x4" oil on gallery wrap canvas (covers all sides - no need for a frame!)