Crucifix

St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA

I wanted to depict the Crucifix in the moment of in-between, which captures the pascal mystery of Christian faith: living through dying, redemption through passion and suffering.  I capitalize on these central ideas through the gaze of Christ (actively downward-looking, not drooping), the texture of His body ( rough as invigorating, not smooth), outstretched arms (blessing, not nailed), and leaping feet (upward movement, not dragging).

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Commissioned by St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA

Dimension | 55x53x16 Inches

Duration | 15 months during COVID-19 pandemic

Installation | Nov 19, 2021

Blessing | Dec 22, 2021

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