Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Heavy Cross..


The Cross installation is complete at Mount Funeral Home in Platte, SD
Jerod Meryerink fabricated the metal frame...and I really like how he treated the metal giving the art and craft flavor we were looking for in the overall effect.
Mark is going to add a couple more lights in the center to help illuminate the glass...nothing to stark
the reds pick up the light lovely the browns are a little heavier and are resisting the lights right now.
Project completed...
ps.
Mark plans to repaint this wall
when we began the project the cross was to hang ON the wall
a happy mistake decided the cross frame should be installed INTO the wall
so some emergency drywall adjustments have occurred and the blemishes haven't been erased yet..
this is a rather large cross 5ft x nearly 4ft...hefty iron metal unit as well
and they made the back the entrance to place the lights so no removing the glass unit each time a bulb dims...
thanks for looking and following along!

8 comments:

MrCachet said...

Is it just me or are there spots on the wall? They almost detract from my view of what should stand out against a neutral background. Myself, since I have an issue with the red end of the spectrum, my eye is attracted to what looks like blue and purple or lavender. What chemical or element creates the blue? It's beautiful, Mary...

Bea said...

Just beautiful. I wish it were church,someplace where tons of people could admire it. :)Bea

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really love that the cross has finally been installed. It is so good to see a piece come to fruition, although I have to admit, it took a long time from concept to completion. That's usually the way with commissions, though. Thanks for showing the updated and completed piece.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Mary! Your cross looks wonderful! Yay! :-)

Mary said...

This cross is absolutely stunning, Mar--simple, yet inspirational and glowing (or at least, it will be :>). The piece is appropriate in every way to the subject, and I so wish I could see it in person. Thank you for your explanations of your process, too--here and in your previous post. It is fascinating, even though I do not fully understand your medium and methods.

Annie Littlewolf said...

Beautiful cross. Would love to see something like that at our church.
Great work, Mary!
Annie

Annie Littlewolf said...

Beautiful cross. Would love to see something like that at our church.
Great work, Mary!
Annie

Linda said...

It turned out brilliantly Mary.....what a huge project! You must be proud....