In the time of the Roman Empire Christianity was illegal. The Roman centurions and soldiers who had converted to the new religion needed a way to evangelize and to signal to other Christians that there were brothers within the rank. The devised a palindrome square now known as the Sator square. When the letters of the Sator square are arranged properly they spell out Pater Noster twice with two Alphas and Omegas. They were very elegantly expressing a prayer, a visual evangelization tool to explain their faith. Our Father, through the cross, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
The mosaic work I now offer pays homage to those early Christians, the faceless soldiers who bravely carved the square in barracks and on pillars to carry the truth into the future, a message for the ages.
Purchase price of this artwork entitles the buyer the right to own the art the piece, but Lisa Brandel, Sacred HeArts artist retains the rights to the image itself, including the right of reproduction.