Artist: Wolfgang Schulenburg
Technique: Acryl on wood with partial gold filling
Size: width 21 cm, height 20 cm, depth 2 cm
Price: 29 EUR (special offer valid until Easter)
These crosses are handmade by the artist himself. Each cross is unique and comes with the signature of the artist on the back and a text card explaining the title of the cross.
Delivery time: ca. 2 weeks
If you are interested in a larger cross or other colors, you are welcome to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also visit Wolfgang's gallery page (right navigation bar) to see other large crosses for churches, meeting rooms, cafés, manager offices - or whereever you want! Wolfgang will be glad to receive your requests addressed to www.creadeus.de.
Why does the cross have such unconventional dimensions?
Most crosses share the same conventional layout – a short crossbeam combined with a long vertical. When looking at such a cross, I get the feeling its layout emphasize the distance between God and me – “ I am down here on earth while the Lord is high above in the heavens”. My faith tells me something different though.
Jesus describes God as a loving and caring father. He welcomes his children with arms wide open, longing for them – and in his embrace they find comfort and tenderness. These images deeply move me, as I am father myself. I have four sons of whom I am very proud of. Every time they need help I am there to hug and comfort them. Because as a loving father it is my foremost wish to let my children know how fond I am of them – and I genuinely believe God has the same kind of feelings for us.
I wanted to emphasize this aspect by altering the layout of the cross in my new works. The bright and friendly colors express his gentleness and affection. The wide crossbeam symbolizes the Lord’s widespread arms. The short vertical illustrates that God is not high above us but indeed right among his children, because only then it is possible for a loving embrace to take place.
Our Lord is a wonderful and loving God! He longs to be close to his children and his arms are wide open...