Description 'Close Every Door' is a song from the musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. In the musical, Joseph is jailed unjustly for a crime he did not commit, however, the song contains references to the Jewish Holocaust of World War II. Lyrics such as 'Just give me a number/Instead of my name ... Destroy me completely/Then throw me away' depict the well-documented Nazi practices of tattooing numbers on imprisoned Jews and working them to death or gassing them in concentration camps, then burning the bodies or burying them in mass graves. The lyrics have even been incorporated into the Seder services by several Jewish congregations throughout the world. This Spadecaller image is featured in his music video about the children of the holocaust and it was created as a memorial to those who perished and to those who survive.
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)