A quote from a book, a verse from a poem, a lyric of a song, or a simple chat with a friend becomes a medium to motivate and inspire. Siyabulela Ndodana sees himself as not only as a motivational sculptor. Working in clay he translates the words of the Wiseman into figures to inspire and motivate his audience. Everybody needs something that can pick them up when they are down. He believes that art can heal a broken soul. Ndodana was born and bred in the Eastern Cape and he worked for a couple of art foundries, in Western Cape and Gauteng, before he became an artist himself. He lives and works in Johannesburg.