The Altars Series explores the idea that all faiths spring from the same Source, sharing their core values and offering valuable insights to all humanity. The intention of these pieces is to harmoniously combine sacred elements from many different cultures.
At the bottom is the West African adinkra symbol called "asase ye duru - "the Earth has weight", signifying the divinity of Mother Earth.
A Celtic triskelion (triple spiral) expresses cyclic nature, as well as the notion of Trinity – be it Spirit, Mind and Body, or Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The wings are influenced by ancient Egyptian art, and represent divinity, freedom and ascension. At center is the Tree of Life – a concept found in many mythologies. It symbolizes the...
Cristina McAllister is a self-taught artist and writer who lives near Los Angeles with her wonderful husband and goofy Cat. Her quest to infuse her work with meaning led her to explore the fascinating world of symbolic imagery. Her art combines decorative design, sacred art and symbols from diverse cultures around the globe into harmonious designs intended to inspire mindfulness, reverence and celebration.
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