Heart of Jesus (wooden Udu)

This instrument is a hybrid of a drum and an Udu (ordinarily made from clay), and at the time that I carved it from Mulberry wood, it reminded me of the heart of Christ usually seen sprouting thorns and flames in religious folk art. I felt some poetic license as to its naming; it was birthed at a time when much of the 'developed' world was entering into a state of war and terror and it seemed appropriate. It is in no way a promotion of Christianity per se, merely a dedication to essential principles of peace, love and understanding. This is the first instrument of this type that I made (or even heard about), and it has a Lizard-skin head.