Description On March 12, 1930 Mahatma Ghandhi set out with 78 supporters on a 241mile journey to the sea. On April 6th - 24 days later, the history of the world changed when the small man with the walking stick broke British law, as he kneeled down and picked up a chunk of salt on the sea coast near the village of Dandi. The spiritual power of Satyagraha (a name Gandhi invented meaning 'adherence to truth')was no longer a theory; it would soon become the greatest tool for oppressed people to find freedom and emancipation.
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.