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

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29th May 2021

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.

In the same way, finding inner peace and spiritual tranquillity is not about catching or holding on to something, but about letting go and releasing. Grasping and clutching is the desire to control and ‘attachment’ and always results in suffering. ‘Releasing’ results in ‘awakening’ to the harmony of the soul.

We are like the sculptor’s stone before its secret is revealed. By cutting out and discarding what we do not need, we find the true beauty inside…

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