I have just come back from The V& A Museum and it was wonderful.
Michelangelo's David looks proud and majestic as it stands head and shoulders above everything else, no pun intended.
Although, this isn't the original David, it still has the power to move me to a special place where I experience the presence of God.
Whatever you hold God to be, consider for a moment, that the Marble column which Michelangelo worked on layed in a court yard for many years. In fact, the original block was flawed and yet, the artist, discovered the pathway into the block and began to set The David free. It took him four years to release his inner vision of The David, sleeping inside the block. What would posses him to labour with such intensity and passion for that period of time? At a time in history when the tools were crude at best. A hammer and chisel, mixed with inner vision, skill and masterful execution.
The great artist consider himself nothing more than a tool to do God’s work.
I see The David as a metaphor to doing great work, no matter how small, for it can be equally majestic.
The great magician, Rene Lavand was a great fan of Michelangelo - I thought of Rene as I took this shot, his word echoing in my ears.
"In search of perfection, we can achieve excellence" - Rene Lavand
Magician, Lecturer, Speaker.