St. Alphonsus Ligouri
Prospect Heights, Chicago, Illinois
This piece was a collaborative effort with Michael Holzmacher. It incorporates three crosses. The largest, background cross serves as a permanent sanctuary cross. Inset into this cross is a smaller, textured cross which is used for Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday. In front of these two images stands the Processional Cross into which the image of the crucified Christ is carved. Carving the figure into the cross allowed a larger image with less weight, thus making it usable by even the youngest servers.
Material: Cherry, Maple