Green Cross: A Series

The Green Cross emerged as an important theme in my work over many years. The first emergence of this theme occurred in “Heart of Light” (1993). Sometimes this was a conscious design but other times it emerged unconsciously and appeared in many pieces over the next fifteen years. This was an effort to reinterpret the pervasive Christian symbol of the cross in a more contemporary and ecological form.

Rather than working from the traditional Christian theology of atonement, it focuses on the emergent new life conveyed in this powerful symbol. A few major examples are “After the Storm,” “The Invitation,” “Terrifying Joy,” and “Broken for You.” It also appears in a minor way in a great many other works, such as in the Lenten Meditation “Middle Eastern Icon” and “Jesus Would Have Loved New Bedford.”