Description 'The Moth don't care when he sees The Flame.He might get burned, but he's in the game.And once he's in, he can't go back, he'llBeat his wings 'til he burns them black...No, The Moth don't care when he sees The Flame. . .The Moth don't care if The Flame is real,'Cause Flame and Moth got a sweetheart deal.And nothing fuels a good flirtation,Like Need and Anger and Desperation...No, The Moth don't care if The Flame is real. . . ' Aimee Mann
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his deepest passions, convictions, and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was formally 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 Montreal and 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.
Using HD videos formats, he showcase his digital paintings, poetry, other mixed media images; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.