“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” – Michelangelo
Apart from the satisfaction blacksmithing brings me, it always seems like magic when metal that is utilized solely for its strength and toughness can be shaped, folded, and transformed into a design that was once only in thought.
An idea is possibility. Enacting possibility is the expression of freedom.
“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.” – Albert Einstein