Description The world is presently enslaved by imperial corporatism and the planet is suffering grave losses of life and resources. The ability for the oceans to sustain life is gravely threatened by the avarice of corporations. The last oil spill is proof enough. As the polar ice caps melt, the world will encounter floods and catastrophic destruction beyond the scope of historical record . What will it take for these corporations to let our world go? Will it take the ten plagues of Egypt?
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.