Rustic Crosses

Dinner for Two

Dinner for Two
acrylic on fir
sebastian 2005

The crosses in the painting on the wall keep the afterlife ever present no matter how festive the dinner.


Rebar Cross

Rebar Cross
Bernalillo, New Mexico
sebastian 2010

All across New Mexico, small town cemetaries are filled with handmade shrines and gravestones. This simple welded cross sits at the top of an unmarked grave tucked into the corner of the Our Lady of Sorrows graveyard in Old Bernalillo.


El Vez Serenades the Lady

El Vez Serenades the Lady
Sanctuario, Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2007


Black Iron Cross with Grapes

Black Iron Cross with Grapes
Sanctuario
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2007


Church Tower with Cross, Chimayo

Church Tower with Cross, Chimayo Church
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2007


Chavez Cross, Courtyard at Sanctuario

Chavez Cross, Courtyard at Sanctuario
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2007


Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, Chimayo

Cross of the Day

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, Chimayo

Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian
2007


Three Rosary Crosses

Three Rosary Crosses
Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2007


Red Celtic Cross

Red Celtic Cross
Alexandra Grey 2009

Our Free Red Celtic Square Cross is a simplified version of an eighth century square Celtic cross-decorated vertical grave stone in Fahan Mura, Co. Donegal.

In early Britain, suicides were buried at the crossroad under the crude cross that the two roads represented, adding to the air of the supernatural. Crossroads also symbolize the space “betwixt and between” where miracles can happen and mystical forces could be contacted just before dawn.

The four cross arms of the square Celtic cross represent the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. The center shows the 4 elements meeting at a crossroads.

This cross-decorated vertical grave stone is in Fahan Mura, Co. Donegal. Our Free Red Celtic Square Cross is a simplified version of this eighth century square Celtic cross.

The Fahan Mura Cross rests in a quiet graveyard next alongside the road from Letterkenny to Buncarna.

This early 7th century cross-slab is 6 1/2 feet and demonstrates a close connection with Scotland, where the shape is more common. The intertwined hand carved knotwork is believed to represent the Tree of Life with its roots on the earth and its branches high in the air symbolized a connection between heaven and earth.

For more images of the Fahan Mura Standing Slab, click here.

The Free Red Celtic Cross by Alexandra Grey is available at Cross of the Day Free Cross Clipart here.


Hidden Cross with Flowers

Nambe Cemetery, Nambe New Mexico
sebastian 2005

Tucked away in a far corner, this small, weathered cross with new flowers shows that the hidden grave hasn’t been forgotten.


Small Church at Sanctuario, Chimayo, New Mexico

Small Church at Sanctuario, Chimayo, New Mexico
sebastian 2003


Chapel Cross, Chimayo, New Mexico

Cross of the DayChimayo, New Mexico Chapel
sebastian 2003

The old chapel before the updated new Folk Artist look.


Iron Easter Crosses by the Roadside

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


Christ in the Desert Carved Cross

Cross of the Day

Stations of the Cross at Christ in the Desert
15 miles past Abiquiu, New Mexico
sebastian 2009