Shop

This was the hand painted crucifix in the little chapel I spent the night in, high on the cliffs on the south coast of Crete. I found so many beautiful, sacred original works of art in similar shape as this. The white on Jesus’ face is bird shit.

Tags

jesus, crucifix, icons, religious imagery, love, blake steele

A poet, author, photographer and workshop leader with over 3,000 poems and 8 books in print as well as 20 CDs of recorded poetic work.
For index of web sites
For recorded poetry
For Wild Christ Novel
For Blog

View Full Profile

Comments

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    stunning image.

  • I appreciate this very much, LisaBeth. All goodness to you.

    – Blake Steele

  • NilsLundberg
    NilsLundbergover 3 years ago

    such a worn, ancient feeling in this. at the same time somewhat humorous, as i read about the bird shit i started laughing.

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasover 3 years ago

    I had a different reaction to this …one of dismay that a sacred icon had been allowed to sit in such a state. And the wondering if there was anyone around with the expertise to clean it without destroying. An unsettling image but well presented Blake.
    Peace,
    sass

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait