Cross sections

Patrick Letschka

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


This exhibiton explored the symbolisim and iconography found within the Christian use of the wooden cross and was curated by Professor Hans Stofer RCA. Recycled materials and narrative meaning informed the construction of the work which took the form of three types of cross: wall based, ritual and transportable. The symbolism used within individual pieces refer to; Wooden measuring rulers – In Mark’s Gospel Jesus is called a tekton and in Matthew’s Gospel he is referred to as a son of a tekton - derived from the Greek arkhitekton and usually understood as meaning carpenter. Salvaged side pieces of drawers – often made of high quality timber to reduce wear and allow accurate joints like dovetails to be cut. Stable, reliable, glimpsed. Dovetail – symbol of peace. Fish bone - FISH An early circular ichthys symbol, created by combining the Greek letters ΙΧΘΥΣ, Sycamore – the tree Zaccheus climbed to attract Jesus’ attention.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2010
Eventexhibition - Chapel Royal Church, Brighton, 18th September - 2nd October 2010
Duration: 18 Sept 2010 → …


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