An experiment with media that's new to me, Posca paint pens, water based paint that comes in marker-like "pens." The palette of colors is limited and the colors are bright, but it gives an interesting, graphic, almost "pop" feel to the art. The cross measures 40" X 29"
Jesus is shown alive and crowned as a king, His arms open in welcome, offering this victory to all. On the left, the figure of life gestures towards Him while on the right the figure of death with a broken staff (in this case a nod to the western symbol of a scythe) is turned away. At the foot of the cross is the devil, broken and defeated.
The inscription is from Theodore of Studios,
"This is the tree on which Christ, like a king on a chariot, destroyed the devil, the lord of death, and freed the human race from tyranny."