Description Inspired by the song - Pearls by Sade.'There is a woman in somaliaScraping for pearls on the roadside.There's a force stronger than natureKeeps her will alive.This is how she's dying.She's dying to survive.Don't know what she's made of.I would like to be that brave.She cries to the heaven above.There is a stone in my heart.She lives a life she didn't choose.And it hurts like brand-new shoes.Hurts like brand-new shoes.There is a woman in Somalia.The sun gives her no mercy.The same sky we lay underBurns her to the bone.Long as afternoon shadowsIt's gonna take her to get home.Each grain carefully wrapped up;Pearls for her little girl.HallelujahHallelujahShe cries to the heaven above.There is a stone in my heart.She lives in a world she didn't chooseAnd it hurts like brand-new shoes'
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries. All the art in my galleries are original creations. Gallery prints and canvases are fulfilled by Imagekind. If you have questions please contact Imagekind; however if you have any concerns, please contact me as well. I can look into matters myself to get answers for you. I want to make sure your experience purchasing my art prints will be positive and successful. For inquiries, please contact me at: www.spadecallerart.com
At eight years old in the late 50’s, I started private training in traditional oil techniques. To this day, I owe my appreciation to my mother, who has since passed away. Through considerable personal sacrifice, she nurtured my artistic talent and provided me with the tools and circumstances to begin my creative journey - the journey that I still follow. I cherish the memories of the art exhibits and museums that we visited in Manhattan. I later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's and up until the late 80's, I exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. Presently, I reside in Florida with my loving wife, who I've been married to for thirty years. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, I turned to creating digital hand painted images and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that I had once found in oils. - Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)