Erik Aubry made this sculpture, entitled La Main (The Hand), to exhibit at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris.

When he made the cast (actually used his own hand as a model) he had the idea of modelling a woman inside and integrating it. He didn't want to make a hand that catches or holds, but a hand that releases.

29th May 2021

Dolphins, like whales and like humans, are mammals. They breathe air, have warm blood and nurse their young.

Around 50 million years ago they were four-footed land animals sharing a common ancestry with hippos and deer.

25th May 2021

Look with awe at the miracle of life and the extraordinary beauty of nature, without naming, without judging, without comparing, without labelling.

Just observe and slowly breathe in its invigorating and intoxicating essence, and maybe, you may suddenly become overwhelmed with a deep feeling of connection, an ‘oceanic’ sense of oneness. Don’t try to find it. You cannot. It will find you when you are ready to receive it.

10th May 2021

It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week this week.

These beautiful and gentle creatures have no useful fight or flight response as such; they just curl up into a little ball when sensing danger. So when crossing a road and hearing a car coming, instead of running off, they curl up!

4th May 2021

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