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of the Dance
They cut me down but I leaped up high I am the life that will never, never die.
How could I create an image of Jesus leaping free, an image of this life that will never, never die? When I placed this image of Jesus leaping free in the cross, it gave both Jesus and the cross new meaning for me. I wanted a body that was not the image of death on the cross, and I wanted a cross that suggested life in an active way, one that was not simply empty and devoid of transcendent action. This cross suggests a way of showing the cross which contains Jesus's full body and one which contains new, resurrected life, or more accurately, life in the process be being transformed in resurrection.
For the last ten years, this cross has stood on the altar of the Episcopal Church at Cornell where I served as chaplain. It has given form to the spiritual lives of many people within the congregation. It has become an example of art that has contributed to the experience of many worshippers over time.
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