This photograph was taken in Italy in 2005 – I loved this sculpture the moment I saw it. I have always wanted to try my hand at sculpting, it’s the only real form of artistic expression that I have really wanted to pursue.
The most dominant features are the mouth and the heart. I was reminded of an Afrikaans saying: “Wat die hart van vol is, loop die mond van oor.” Roughly translated – “What your heart is full of, your mouth runs over with.” I felt challenged – What is my heart full of?
God reminded me using the visual aid of the figure in the “heart place” that my heart is full of WHO and not what. May my mouth run over with thankfulness.
“It’s not what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, it’s what [who] you have in your heart.” – Anon.