Free Clipart Crosses

Reading at Best Price Books and Coffee

Monte at Best Price Books and Coffee

Reading at Best Price Books and Coffee
sebastian 2006


Chimayo Holy Chile

Cross of the DayOur Lady of Holy Chiles
sebastian 2003


San Raphael on Wood with Scrabble Tiles and Bottlecaps

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San Raphael on Wood with Scrabble Tiles and Bottlecaps

San Raphael on Wood with Scrabble Tiles and Bottlecaps
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2007


Nambe Church Cross

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Nambe, New Mexico
Karen Rivera 2008


Buddha’s Cross

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Buddha’s Cross
Recycled Tinwork
Karen Rivera

I’ve found that I incorporate crosses into my work, no matter what the medium or the message.


Grace Morales, 1893 ~ Graveyard Crosses

Grace Morales, 1893 ~ Graveyard Crosses
Illustration
Karen Rivera 2010


Telephone Pole Cross, Summer Thunderstorm at Colmer, New Mexico

Telephone Pole Cross
Summer Thunderstorm at Colmer, New Mexico
July 2010
Karen Rivera


Our Lady of Sorrow, Chilili Land Grant

Chilili Madonna
Chilili, New Mexico
February 2010
Karen Rivera


Carlos Sena’s Carved Cross

Carlos Sena’s Carved Cross
Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetary
Bernalillo, New Mexico
kd sebastian 2010

This unusual obelisk style grave stone is beautifully carved by hand from rock brought down from Dixon, New Mexico. Lilies, matching flaming hearts and stylized swirls give a European feel to this stone. Truly the work of a craftsman, it stood out as one of the few stones not vandalized or tagged with gang signed graffiti.


Small Easter Wall Church at Sanctuario

Small Easter Wall Church at Sanctuario
Chimayo, New Mexico
kd sebastian 2007


Andreita Avila’s Cross

Andreita Avila’s Cross
Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery
Bernalillo, New Mexico
kd sebastian 21010

There’s something so touching about handmade grave markers. Many of the cemeteries in New Mexico have suffered from vandalism and neglect. Families die out, move away or simply abandon the traditional New Mexican ways.

My favorite crosses are what I call the “hard times” crosses: handmade from whatever durable materials could be afforded. Rebar, cement, wood, rocks–everything is fair game and free. Oddly enough, the poorer the community, the better kept the graveyards are.

Andreita Avila’s Cross is on the left side of Our Lady of Sorrows Graveyard in Bernalillo, New Mexico. It’s proximity to the Placitas off-ramp has made it a vandal’s dream so it was heart-warming to find this small pocket size memorial exactly where it was placed  years ago.


Sanctuario ~~ A Traditional View

Sanctuario ~~ A Traditional View
Chimayo, New Mexico
kd sebastian 2007


Sanctuario Gate

Sanctuario Gate
Chimayo, New Mexico
kd sebastian 2007


Traditional Black Celtic Cross with Circles

Traditional Black Celtic Cross with Circles
Alexandra Grey 2009

Free Traditional Black Celtic Cross with Circles by Alexandra Grey is available at Cross of the Day Free Cross Clipart here.


Pressed Tinwork Cross

Pressed Tinwork Mexican Cross
Bernalillo, New Mexico
sebastian 2010


Jesse’s Cross, Chimayo

Jesse’s Cross, Chimayo
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2007


Assyrian Cross of the Four Worlds

Assyrian Cross of the Four Worlds
Alexandra Grey 2009

This Assyrian Crosses has 4 symetrical arms that represent the four directions: North, South, East and West. The arms of Assyrian Crosses expand into bell shapes or end in vertical ovals.

Circles are a another common feature of Assyrian crosses. A single circle in the center is a symbol for the center of the universe. All the strength of the universe’s powers are pulled in towards the cross’s owner.

The four circles in the cross show an outward focused life balanced between the world’s forces.

Assyrian Cross of the Four Worlds by Alexandra Grey is available at Cross of the Day Free Cross Clipart here.


Saint Fiacre’s Gardener’s Black Celtic Cross

Saint Fiacre’s Gardener’s Black Celtic Cross
Alexandra Grey 2010

This Black Celtic Gardener’s Cross sparkles with balanced glowing leafy elements. aint Fiacre’s Gardener’s Black Celtic Cross was created to honor Ireland’s Saint Fiacre.

Ireland’s Saint Fiacre is the Patron Saint of Gardeners; taxi cab drivers; venereal disease sufferers; barrenness; box makers; florists; hemorrhoids; hosiers; pewterers; tile makers and ploughboys.

Born in Ireland in the 7th century, St. Fiacre was a monk turned hermit who became known for his healing herbs, prayers and food. After fleeing Ireland in a desperate attempt to find solitary peace, St. Fiacre traveled to France with where he performed his first miracle.

Approaching the Bishop of Meaux for land with space build a guest house and chapel, St. Fiacre was given a small plot of land in Breuil, in the province of Brie where he established long-lived orchards and gardens. His festival is celebrated on the 30th of August. He is the Patron Saint of  Brie and gardeners invoke him as their protector against pests and crop failure.

Saint Fiacre is the Patron Saint of Gardeners and taxi cab drivers

Saint Fiacre’s Black Gardener’s Celtic Cross Clipart by Alexandra Grey is available at Cross of the Day Free Cross Clipart here.


Vintage Lilac and Cross Easter Card

White and purple lilacs in the spring always make me nostalgic for my grandmother’s house. In the spring it was full of huge vases of lilacs. This vintage Easter Cross card is one of a series of 1900’s Easter Cards that reminds me of her.

This Free Vintage Easter Lilac and Cross Greeting Card Clipart is available at Cross of the Day here.

Looking for real Vintage Cards? Head to Etsy and start here.


Chapel Cross, Chimayo, New Mexico

Cross of the DayChimayo, New Mexico Chapel
sebastian 2003

The old chapel before the updated new Folk Artist look.


Our Lady of El Pato ~ Roadside Tin

Cross of the DayOur Lady of El Pato ~ Roadside Tin
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2007


Iron Easter Crosses by the Roadside

Iron Easter Crosses by the Roadside
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 1999