For over twenty years our Teresa del Rito business has been creating crosses. Over those years I have read, as well as thought, a great deal about the symbolic meaning of the cross. The basic shape of the cross has been around since prehistoric times and can be found in almost every culture. Because of the intersection of its two lines this symbol has deep levels of collective psychological significance. As all symbols do, it points at something difficult to grasp intellectually. The cross, this intersection of lines, can trigger deep, unconscious levels of knowing, about transcendence, about opposites such as spirit and matter, about immortality, even about the cosmic axis. Even though it is a popular and widely known symbol, the cross is actually very mysterious. I find the cross as a symbol a subject worth contemplation, meditation and yes, worth blogging about.
We are very excited to introduce and welcome you to our new website – teresadelrito.com!
When you visit the site you will find whole categories of our products that were not on our previous site. For example, we now have a category called Designer Crosses. Lorenz has developed this group of crosses over the last couple of years. The two pictured here are the Celtic Wood Cross and the Lily Wood Cross. They both have a dual color theme with the back and sides one color and the front another.
Lorenz incorporates our extraordinary imported papers that he skillfully infuses with one of our coppery/gold techniques to create two very striking and alluring pieces of artwork. Also relatively new is the three dimensional lily that you see adorning the front of one. Both flowers that you see below were originally designed by Lorenz. The Rosette has been a big part of our collection for a number of years and we are pleased to now add the lily which is proving to also be very popular. Almost all of the crosses in this category have the distinct cut wood characteristic unlike many of our other products that we create from found materials.
Both Lorenz and I are pleased to now be able to offer a much wider realm of our artwork to you via this new site. Because of its fluid nature, we will constantly be able to show you new products as we design them and we can even offer you our “one-of-a-kind custom” designs that you can see and purchase directly from the website.
Again, welcome! We look forward to serving you.
Teresa and Lorenz