"The world is a state of mind where we have an ego, a story etc. However, we have to know who we are? In my work 'Flesh and Blood' I invite you to contemplate your emotional presence and natural wisdom, by engaging with a sculpture which creates friction between a spiritual act and an existential return to self."

The work was exhibited at Spudworks, Hampshire, as part of a group show by CAS associate artists titled Let Us Dissent. It invites us to perform the act of kneeling on a stool associated with the church, and to look at ourself in a mirror, which also enables us to read words burnt into the wooden stool eligible through reflection. The act of looking into a mirror and affirmations was inspired by the late Louise Hay author and founder of Hay House.

© Tony Spencer