Tree of Life Cross
TheArtifact Abbey and Monastery Collection
The Tree of Life bronze wall cross represents growth and hope, and is symbolic of the development of our faith and the whole of our life journey. This piece can be hung indoors or out. It is a symbolically rich cross for one’s home or office and a meaningful gift for any occasion.
The Tree of Life figures prominently in the first and last books of the Bible (Gen 2:9; 3:22, 24; Rev2:7; 22:2,14,19). It is an especially promising symbol for those who embark on a new path in their lives. The bronze-work on this piece has the branches of the tree stretching out with fecundity to fill the entirety of the cross, an elegant reminder of the many ways life is renewed and fulfilled in Christ, as well as the scriptural tradition of the Tree of Life. Whether you are experiencing a painful pruning or celebrating new growth, the image of the Tree of Life is a powerful symbol of hope.
The Tree of Life is also noted frequently in the book of Proverbs in connection with Wisdom. In Proverbs, Wisdom is an endless font of spiritual life, perennially renewing the perspective and heart of those who possess her: “Wisdom…is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.” Proverbs 3:18
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.” Proverbs 11:30.
This bronze cross, with its depiction both of the cross of Christ and of the joyful fecundity of life and Wisdom, is an all-time favorite of our collection. Celebrate a new beginning in your life with this cross, or give it as a gift to celebrate someone special.