Celtic Cross, 2002 – Present
Bronze – 6 ft X 3 ft
North Seattle, USA
Artist’s Assistants: S. Gielewski and Cesar Llano
About the Work
This permanent piece of public art was designed and created by Dr. Lycia Trouton and was foundry cast for the St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church at a Seattle location. Celtic knotwork is the formation of complete loops with no visible beginning nor end. This traditional design decorates the base of this cross as a singular thread to represent the Celts’ belief of the continuous interconnectedness of all things. The symbolism on the face of the cross is connected to, and in honour of, St. Dunstan after whom the church was named. Pictured here on the cross is a dove ascending and the holy ghost rising. While the three panels can be analyzed to reveal a metaphoric representation of Saint Dunstan who himself was a scribe, an illustrator and a blacksmith. This cross was recently stripped and refinished with a bright patina. It was originally created using a highly prized lost wax bronze pour.