I have just completed and shipped this painted cross to my friend, Sister Joanna, at the Abiquiu Mission. I chose to represent the Corn Mother, who symbolically represents all life cycles — germination, growth, fruition, death, and dormancy.
We, like the Corn Mother, experience these aspects of divine transfiguration. I felt her to be a profound figure for enriching a life of prayer. I am honored to have her housed on the altar of Sister Joanna’s prayer room.