The Fisher House Crucifix


I had the fantastic opportunity to create this reconstruction of Cimabue's Arezzo Crucifix, dating from the late 13th century, as a commission for the Catholic Chaplaincy in Cambridge, UK.  

The crucifix measures approx. 2m x 1.70m and is painted on a poplar panel. The materials used are authentic for the period and include gold leaf, blue azurite bound in parchment glue, and glass-smooth oil-resin glazes of red cochineal and green verdigris painted over underlayers of pigments hand-ground in egg yolk tempera.

The crucifix was made at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge University, and now hangs in the chapel of Fisher Hall, Cambridge, where it forms the back-drop to services.

Photo copyright: Hamilton Kerr Institute

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