This picture is part of my body of works titled; The Stations of the Cross. As in all these works, the scene is Red Mountain in Birmingham. The Crucifixion was one of my first works in preparation for the Stations of the Cross. This pastel for me is an example of how miracles happen beyond the artist's ability to think and see. The background colors seem to echo the different shades of red found in the iron ore of the soil of Red Mountain.