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  1. Sea Cross
    It seems to be that Christians really like to use symbols in their art, whether it is writing or  the visual.
    There are many symbols within the Christian faith. There are images like bread, wine, wine containers,  fish, clouds, doors.
    There are also the very powerful  and central images which are directly and powerfully connected to Jesus like the Cross, water, fire, the Vine and  the Lamb, the Tree of Life.
     I have only literally scratched the surface with exploring  these symbols but the ones which I particularly wish to develop have been the Cross and water, which symbolises Living Water.
    The question still remains for me as I try to express something of the power and mystery and beauty  of the Cross and what Jesus did on the Cross.  Can I make the Crosses without being glib about  the horror of His suffering? It was a means of execution and Jesus did suffer.
    I have become fascinated to make Cosses from different veiwpoints of symbolism, sometimes adding hands or leaves or making the cross look like a tree.
    One Cross which was on show in the Old School House in Morvah was inspired by showing Water on a Cross.   Jesus told the people in his day that rivers of living water would live in them once they believed.
    This piece of work has sold so I hope that the person will really enjoy the combination of two symbols. The life changing Cross, with the promise of eternal life and the promise of a new joyfilled life through the Holy Spirit.
    If you have any particular associations with the Cross, do let me know, I would be really interested?
  2. Our Church, Torpoint Community Church, held it's annual Funday in June.
     The whole event was completely free to the community, given by the Church.
    We wanted to add something as well so we had two tables.

    Heart for Torpoint and Tag

    One table was TAG which stands for Torpoint Astronomy Group. On this table Julian had available the complete ceramics solar system including Saturn, which was described by one of the visitors as "Cool" The visitors to the table could hold the ceramic planets and place them in order. There were games to guess planetary  distances which were awarded with Mars bars and other equally desirable chocolates.


    The second table was called Heart for Torpoint.
    I asked what people liked about Torpoint and their responses were written  by themselves on paper and transfered to a clay heart by myself.  People seemed to like talking about their town and there were some noteable favourites like Torpoint being a safe place to live in and the popularity of the schools. The skate board park and Library was a popular choice also.
    The plan for the Heart is for it to be given to the Library so everyone who took part can see what is written on it and hopefully remember the funday in June.
    Herat for Torpoint


    Large close up Heart


    Second close up





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