Steel Passion Cross
Item Number: PCROS-8
You will enjoy the vivid coloring of this cross as well as the scripture engraved at the bottom.
The textured MARKINGS on the Passion Cross, that are strong, random and arbitrary, incidental lines that are lashing and sometimes stuttered cuts, represent what the Bible refers to as the STRIPES that Jesus received, the lacerations during the crucifixion. The COLORING inside and around the markings represent what the Bible refers to as the BRUISING that was made during that time to the body of Jesus. The artist calls this technique for flame-painting the silver-colored textured design "Neon Steel" that produces sorbet oranges, Columbia blues, hot pinks and other tones much brighter than the natural palette of carbon steel.
The cross you receive is handcrafted and truly a one-of-a-kind work of art. What may seem like an imperfection is in fact a unique characteristic of that cross.
This artisan relates his work to a jeweler's artistic craftsmanship. What he does with steel is what a jeweler does with stones. The metal is polished and textured for a unique design. The beautiful colors are achieved using only the heat from a blow torch, a process that the artist calls flame-painting. When the right amount of pressure and heat are applied the beauty in the metal is revealed. When displayed, with the proper lighting, these crosses can be enjoyed for years to come.