“I think it's very important to be able to see the funny side of life and its joyful dimension and not to take everything too tragically. I'd also say it's necessary for my ministry. A writer once said that angels can fly because they don't take themselves too seriously. Maybe we could also fly a bit if we didn't think we were so important.”–Pope Benedict XVI
Based on Friendly Defenders:
If Exodus 20:4 forbids making the likeness of anything in heaven or on earth, why do Catholics have statues in their churches?
God forbids making images to be worshipped. He didn't forbid all images in general. In fact, images were used in His Temple.
"...on its panels, he carved cherubim, lions and palm trees." 1 Kings 7:36
If God forbade all images, you couldn't sculpt figures or draw pictures of birds, fish or anything.
Related verses: 1 Kgs. 6:23-29; Ex. 25:18-19; Num. 21:8-9