Basswood Life Sized Crucifix

The basswood crucifix is 5 feet tall, mounted on a cherry cross built by John Carlo Woodworking of Westfield, Massachusetts. Dimitrios glued up the basswood blanks himself in order to be sure that the wood would support the carving that he planned. This work was created for a Roman Catholic church building in Agawam, Massachusetts. In order to prepare for the work, Dimitrios consulted with the priest by reviewing and discussing relevant European religious paintings from the Renaissance period and earlier.