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Monday, September 19, 2016

A Mother's Masterpiece: Her Unbaked Sculpture

By: Ymatruz | Filed under:

dirty hands
are not always
dirty, so to speak.

firing clay
rides the potter's
wheel, or sculpted hands

shaped like
brown, crafted mannequin
fingers begging, or praying?

coated doll
size of Rockefeller
tree, the painted rainbow

moon misses
on each day
glows in aid of sun

broken mosaic
a mother's masterpiece
who's master of sculpting?

artist's hands
make beautiful mess,
armed vigor of Michaelangelo

burned hands
delighted passerby, wowed
don't know lies beyond

filthy hands
toil of weariness,
enfeeble will to swallow

hungry hands
of her child's
alms, left her empty

day by day.

Sculpture of Jesus of Nazareth with a white dove resting on his shoulder.
Image © 2016 Ymatruz
Sculpting is a form of visual arts where behind every masterpiece lies an inspiring metaphor and within the magnificent creation of an artist lives patience and love of his craft. Michaelangelo once said "every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it."

The sculpted message on the picture below says: "A child in the womb of his mother has the right for respect and recognition as a human since the first beat of his heart. Moreover, it is the right of every innocent children to live.

We plead to save the lives of every unborn child."

It is the right of every innocent children to live.   Image © 2016 Ymatruz