5 weeks ago
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Ian is working on another school art project (the latest in the crustacean theme - a lobster). The forge was hot and I felt like working along side him, rather than helping him to give him a little more independence while still being there for safety and to help when he got stuck.
I enjoy making split bar crosses. It's a sort of alchemy that makes this cross out of one piece of metal. No saws, just a slitting chisel and a steady eye and hand. And a lot of patience.
The irony is that I don't wear crosses or display them. Some Christians do, some don't, I'm of the latter variety. I have lots of friends who do, thankfully. A couple of pastors, etc., as well as other friends who are of the former variety, or some who just like crosses.
So I just makes them. If there are any Muslims reading this, I can make crescents too. For the Jews, I can make Stars of David.
For the Taoists, I just stare at the anvil for a few minutes and enjoy the anvil's beingness.
Posted by canoelover at 7:09 PM