Description The image was inspired by a play written by Peter Shaffer entitled 'Equus', which tells the story of a psychiatrist endeavoring to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses. While his fixation with horses reflects the unresloved emotional trauma of his childhood coupled with a rebellion to his mother's distorted condemnation of sexuality, the pscychiatrist comes to envy his patient fearing that the loss of his passion will be the sacrifice of any cure.
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.