I had a burning desire to carve a life-sized Jesus in wood, not only to see how hard it actually was, but because I felt that this awful depiction of ultimate human cruelty was just right to implore people to really think what they/WE are doing to our peoples of the world and our planet as a whole.
The Universe will carry on without us there is no doubt, but why should we human beings with our large brains and huge capabilities be so greedy, uncaring and thoughtless when it comes to our home, the Earth and our fellow humans, in their great and beautiful diversity.
My heart broke when I saw the body of a small boy washed up on a Greek beach. How can this be? The Mediterranean, a holiday destination, has unbelievably become the grave of many fleeing war.
Our world, because of our self-indulgent practises is beset by climate change causing the melting of the icecaps and floods, fires, famine. We pollute our skies, suffocate our earth and sea with plastic; we tear up the ocean floor in the pursuit of emptying the sea of fish, taking more than we need, causing even more environmental upset.
We are losing our biodiversity; bees are dying and without those small friends human beings will suffer a slow decline and death.The butterfly wing effect is cataclysmic, and the pandemic is onlt one symptom of our worsening decline.
WAKE UP, WAKE UP AND CHANGE YOUR WAYS, TELL YOUR FRIENDS, THERE IS NO TIME TO LOSE….