This project began in January of 2015, when I was commissioned by St. Gregory Catholic Church community in Coxs Creek, Kentucky to carve a series of 15 Stations based on the previous series completed for the Catholic Cathedral in Saskatoon, SK., Canada.
Each carved panel is 12” x 18” and two inches thick, carved in Hard Red Birch, a commercial grade lumber available to me through a hardwood distributor in Saskatoon. Red Birch is a lustrous and reflective wood, light in color and fine grained. But it is also very hard!
Unlike the 1st series of stations, this set would have no crosses or numerals. All of the patterns were updated - either rescaled or adjusted for clarity. The 15th station was completely redrawn to bring the portrait into line with the images of Jesus in all the other stations.