The cross is one of the richest and most enduring symbols in art.
It is an ancient and universal image of the cosmos reduced to its simplest terms – two intersecting lines marking four points of direction.
In ancient Western tradition it was symbolic of the four elements - earth, air, fire and water - the four rain bearing winds, and the four phases of the moon.
It’s an emblem of the Christian faith where the vertical axis has ascensional meaning and the horizontal axis stands for earthly life. In Hindu and Buddhist terms, an image of higher and lower states of being.
For me, the cross is a symbol of order and completion. In a seemingly chaotic and confusing world, and in the midst of personal chaos or crisis, I believe in an underlying order and purpose - guided by a benevolent intelligence - accessible to all.