Stone crosses are ubiquitous in this part of the world and can be found in the most unexpected places. I have had the experience of encountering an ornately chiselled stone crucifix deep in a forest several kilometers away from the nearest settlement, which is probably why this image resonates with me. Granted, I was not walking in the forest at night, but the overall experience of finding a cross in the middle of "nowhere" was still moving nonetheless.
Such a beautiful and evocative painting. It has that eerie, mystical feeling to it when I gaze at it...familiar and unsettling. I so very much appreciate the artwork you share here on your blog, Francis.
@ S.K - Yes, I agree, the painting does have a mystical feeling to it. I appreciate the personal connection you made to it. I can picture the little family graves you describe; mostly forgotten and nestled in the valleys and the fields of your region.
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