This painting is a homage to the ancient jewellery artisans from the 1st and 2nd Centuries.
As a Crystal obsessed jewellery designer for the last 15 years, it’s been a long held plan to incorporate beautiful gems into my paintings.
The cross symbol is utilised not for its’ religious connotation, instead as a strong shape and focal point in the work.
A cotton yarn grid is hand sewn into the canvas to build a foundation.
Then overlaid with patterns, colours and layers of paint before embellishing with crystals, jewels and gilded beads embedded into the canvas.
As with all my paintings it can be hung 4 different ways to give the viewer many ways to see the painting in a new perspective.