Description I saw you looking at your hands with disgustYou hate them now and hide them you mustBut mama, theres no shame in hands so wornBecause all theyve touched since you were bornYou say you hate them cause theyre so frail,So veined and aged and red, not paleYou dont remember how much theyve doneTo bring the 5 of us to who weve becomeYou dont remember the love theyve shownThe tireless tending to us weve knownTo tying the shoes and showing us howTo guiding us through all we know nowYou dont remember theyve nurtured us wellThat they soothed us so tenderly when we fellThat they hugged and held us when we were hurtThat they scrubbed and cleaned us of the dirtYou dont remember that they wiped our tearsThat they gave us a refuge from our fearsThat they washed and doctored our injured kneesAnd they offered a tissue when we sneezedYou have no reason to hate them nowWithout those hands we would not know howTo use our own hands as you once didTo soothe and nurture and worries to ridWe can hopefully teach our young ones nowThat our hands are special and that somehowIt all began with your loving handsThey are so special and thats how it standsMama, dont hate them, cause theyre etched with loveAnd Daddys patiently waiting to hold them, up above. Our Mamas Handsby Marcella L. True
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his convictions and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was trained in traditional oil techniques and later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's up until the late 80's he exhibited acrylic and oils in New York, and presently resides on the west coast of Florida.
Since the advent of image editing software, he has turned more to creative digital hand painted images and photos striving to fuse these into an art form worthy of the distinction traditional painters deserve.
Spadecaller showcase his digital paintings, poetry, and other mixed media images by creating videos; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.