The Latin Cross

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Visual Research Project

For my visual communication class I was asked to pick a visual subject to focus on, and create a piece about it. I made a book about the latin cross, a symbol that means a lot of different things to different people and can often awaken strong emotions. There is a long history behind the cross, and its history may be different than some people think. I presented the theory that Jesus was probably not hung on a cross like the latin cross as this was not the way people were crucified, to see how people reacted. The point of this project is to see if new information about such a well known symbol changes the way we view it. I want this book to inspire the reader to challenge the things we are taught, because they may not always be correct.

Autumn 2011 / Spring 2012