Australian Aborigine spiritually, with Christianity.
The Aboriginal attitude was often to incorporate Christianity
by blending it with their existing beliefs.
Cultural Crucifix celebrates that endeavour.
The wedged rock form symbolises the crucifixion at Calvary and the
blue sky symbolises the cross. The bark painting is symbolic of 'INRI',
whilst the three figures draw attention to the three men crucified on
that day. On the left side of the cross upright is a sharp rock
symbolising the soldier's spear thrust into Christ's side and the
aboriginal hand symbolises the hand of Mary Magdalene touching the
wound. This biblical event was always under the watchful eye of the
Omnipotence. God is symbolised by the face in the rockform in the
lower right part of the cross. The gold border is symbolical of
the Aboriginal spiritual world as well as Heaven. The fish are
representative of both Aboriginal culture and Christianity.