Created around 1974, this was the first piece I created to express the joy of my newfound personal relationship with my Creator. Rembrandt and other artists depicted the literal event in paintings called "Descent from the Cross." This work depicts the spiritual reality of the triumph of the cross over sin and death. The key (black) block was made by coating Masonite with seven coats of acrylic gesso and carving around the drawn image. The color blocks were carved from plywood.