This month I had the great pleasure of designing an artwork for St. Winefride's Catholic Primary School in Neston, Cheshire. A new cross was needed for the School Chapel and I was asked to make a one using words from a specific Bible passage.
Psalm 96 was chosen with particular emphasis on the words -
'Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. 12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.'
This Psalm has the perfect words for a design as it clearly has lots of visual imagery to use and is also inspiring for the children at the school. With this in mind I decided to use lots of detailed flower motifs which would lead towards the fields in the background. I particularly enjoyed including a few insects as well as my favorite animals such as birds and a hare.
Some of the words also included the St. Winefride's mission statement,
'Learn, Laugh, Listen, Live, Love in the Presence of Jesus.'
Contact me to find out more about creating your own special cross or painting using your own words, poetry or Christian words of inspiration