Description The corporate exploitation of immigrants is currently supported by American lobbyists and politicians and perpetuates the oppression of an underprivileged working class. Many politicians who publicly denounce the influx of illegal immigrants are the same ones who support the companies that hire the illegal aliens to secure cheap labor. In this atmosphere hatred for the immigrant continues to escalate among Americans, while the civil rights of all workers are squandered. Guest worker is the new term for what used to be known as indentured servant.
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.