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Scotland’s History and heritage in miniature
Celtic & Pictish Crosses & carved stones
Historic Architecture models
This is a contemporary sculpture based on the styles and designs of dark age and medieval Celtic & Pictish High Crosses. I was influenced by the Victorian ages style of memorial Celtic High Cross design, which is very simplistic. With “Scotia” Cross, the focus is on the ornate knotwork Cross central carving.
The Celtic Cross is widely used as a Christian symbol since the 4th Century and has its origins with early Pagan Celts who used similar designs to create “Sun Crosses”. Later ascribed Christian meaning by Missionaries in order to convert the Celts to Christianity. The cross can also be thought of as a meeting place of Divine energies. At the centre of the cross is a symbol, known as the touchstone where the spiritual energy is concentrated.
High Crosses were originally erected to mark a Holy or religious place such as a church. Some may have marked boundaries and crossroads. Outdoor religious ceremonies were also likely to have been celebrated around these “Preaching Crosses”
The cross symbol is thought to be a meeting place and recepticle for divine energies. This sculpture carries the spirit of the Celtic craftsmen and embodies the virtues of the cross
Hand painted. Resin cast reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.