Last Christmas, I received a request to make this cross for a school in Texas. As gently as possible I said that I felt uncomfortable putting a Star of David on the cross. I was told that the founder of the school was a Jewish woman who had survived the concentration camps and later had converted to Christianity. The request then made very good sense!
The descending dove is made of olive. The Star of David is made of myrtle from Israel. The cross is made of mesquite.
The school insisted that the barbed wire be harsh and foreboding. I felt that it was only appropriate for the barbed wire be kept below the beam of the cross.