William Haskins of Plymouth Colony, was admitted a freeman on July 9, 1672. He was an Englishman who came by way of Ireland. The Masonic Lodge has been an important part of my family heritage up to present day. My Grandfather was a loyal Knights Templar who sat in lodge with Henry Ford. He had a vast knowledge of the craft. He schooled my father and my uncles in the path to light. He also taught me and my brothers our lessons well.
I've always admired the ancient Masonic Temples' architecture and art. If you are a traveling man and have the same admiration for things Masonic you may consider visiting the Detroit Masonic Temple and the Grand Lodge of Michigan in the city of Grand Rapids.
I was approached by a brother Mason about the current state of Masonic art. The "Square and Compass" is one of the most recognizable Masonic emblems in the world, yet most of the art available for it is of poor quality. The brother I did the art for, plans on building a Library of high quality Masonic Art. He was inspired by the art he saw in the Movie "National Treasure" starring Nicholas Cage.
The "Square and Compass" pictured above is the first piece. He has designed a plaque for men who have been raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason. The document will be printed on archival "100 year" paper suitable for hanging on the wall.
Masonic emblems are loaded with symbols that have specific Masonic meaning. The closeup above reveals the "All Seeing Eye" placed on the hinge of the compass.
For more information you can send me an email and I will pass your name to the right people. You can also check out http://www.masonicdocs.com.
© 2005 J.R. Haskin