My inspiration for this is one of my best friends from church. I did a painting of her by the same name. She sat for it from life. I was inspired by the Michelangelo prisoner sculptures in Italy that line the hallway as you walk in to see David . They are halfway emerging from the clay and were so beautiful to behold. I wanted it to appear in my sculpture as though my friend, through her reverence and faithfulness, was emerging from the clay as well . As humans we all have “ feet of clay” so to speak but with our faith we can rise above to a more divine state of Grace.