"I know I have a heart because it's breaking"

"I know I have a heart because it's breaking"

Thomas Firth

This piece depicts a vivid character in my head. A man cursed with the head of the hare for his absence of compassion. He committed an awful sin and the hare will curse him until he truly feels guilt for what he has done and love for sacred life. The larger his heart grows the more pain he feels. I'm reminded of a quote from the Wizard of Oz, "Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable". The themes in this piece came as a result of my curiosity with Roman Catholic faith and its sacrament of penance.

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John Byrne Award