Good Shepherd, Silver Spring


My friend Erling Hope is the artist and craftsman who designed and constructed this cross for Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. Erling wrote in a note to me this morning that he selected a small section of a much larger pattern to evoke the sense of a Celtic interlace within the cleft of the cross. The idea to use bright variegated colors came from the congregation and the design committee. “I resisted at first,” writes the artist, “but now see that it was the right idea for the space.” You can see an image of the cross, installed at God Shepherd Silver Spring, here.

On View: Cross by Erling Hope, Hope Liturgical Works. 2007.

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