Psalms 42v11, "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God."
This sculpture represents our capacity to detach ourselves from what is going on in our souls: what we feel, what we are experiencing or have experienced; sometimes we can feel like we are in a bottomless pit. I have certainly felt like this, then one day, inspite of my inner turmoil, I remembered that God says 'do not fear' and that he holds everything in his hands. My spirit grasped hold of this truth and I fixed my eyes on God. Wrapping myself in his word, I could finally be detached from myself and see how miserable and pathetic my soul was. Now, whatever I might be feeling, I hold on to the truth of God through my spirit.
The person behind is looking at God, having been freed from his troubled emotions, and he is holding up the person in front who represents the downcast soul.
Proverbs 18v10 "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe"
Hebrews 4v12 "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit"