Description This bamboo shoot grows in a small bamboo forest near my home on the west coast of Florida. I like listening to the bamboo creaking and rattling in the wind. Some bamboo can grow 18 inches per day and reaches a height of 100 feet. A bamboo stand generates more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. The growing cloud cover of a nearing thundershower captured my eye and inspired this image.
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.