Description Every year in the early spring, blue-eyed grass blooms around the lakes and ponds throughout Florida. They are brilliantly colored, but very tiny. In reality, they are too small for cutting and displaying at home. For the purpose of sharing their beauty I, photographed, re-proportioned, and layered the flowers, some locally grown bamboo leaves, and the Japanese brass vase to create this still life 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.