Description Jesus targeted the cheating moneychangers as the primary culprits of a failing society. The teaching of morality had in essence become corrupted; it had become 'commercialized and politicized.' Jesus opposed temple sacrifices and human slavery, which was the economic foundation of the society and the governing force behind the church. Millions believe today that the church has joined the corporate crusades pitting politics and money against the freedom of the human spirit and genuine spiritual principles.
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.