Description A new frontier in our solar system opened with the recent discovery of the Kuiper Belt - beyond Neptune, where an extensive population of icy bodies known as trans-Neptunian objects orbit the distant planet. Current information obtained in space reveals them to be frozen time capsules from the earliest epochs of solar system formation. The study of these bodies is the equivalent to sequencing dinosaur DNA. Our understanding of trans-Neptunian objects is rapidly evolving and presently constitutes one of the most active research fields in planetary science. Digital Painting
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.