Anchorite Crosses

simple crosses

In the ancient faith, an anchoress retired from the world to lead a prayer-focused life. She took a vow of place, promising to dwell alone in a cell of solitude and prayer. Anchoress Julian of Norwich was such as person. She received visions that even in tribulation, all shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. In this busy world, how lovely it is to find our own peaceful place of contemplation from time to time. I made these crosses of heavy stone embedded with grain, acrylic, Kansas salt, oxidized iron and the protective smoke of prairie cedar to inspire solace and hope.