The Crown of Thorns Grand Concert was a collaboration of ideas and designs for my good friend Paul Clark. The Celtic cross and the symmetrically woven crown of thorns rosette are made of Boxwood and are symbolic of Christ's earthly nature; the symbol of his mission here on earth; his earthly body, sacrificed for our redemption. Boxwood trinity knots are used for the fingerboard markers and are also on the bridge. The luminescent abalone circles symbolize His Heavenly Spirit and are used to surround the top and the thorns in complete heavenly protection through the promise of His Holy Spirit. The word inlaid below the cross, Tetelestai, is the Greek word for His last utterance on the cross; the declaration of His accomplished mission of His love and forgiveness; the debt is paid: "It is finished."
Dimensions: 15 1/2" by 4 1/2" by 42"