Wax Baptismal Font

I began this project questioning religious symbolism and iconography. A Baptismal font is used to baptize babies in the Christian faith. The act of baptism prepares the child for their afterlife, while they are only a baby. It encompasses the cycle of life and its purpose for those who believe it. I placed the Baptismal font on a bridge over a burn and filled it up with water from the burn. This challenges the idea of ‘dust to dust, ashes to ashes, and the extent to which our life cycle and the earth are in sync. It symbolizes our spirits returning to the earth after death.

Baptismal font, wax and plaster, 1.5m x 0.7m

Lang Craigs March 2020,


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