Description Inspired by the poem by the same title:In the Name of TyrannyThere was that moment in time when everyone forgotWho was who and what was what,Then silence reigned and barbed wire spread.I hated them for turning away.Ive cursed at them from podium to bed.They each had a name and a cause to blame.But forgiveness is such a personal gift;Signed by the sender - undelivered.So now I curse the times when we forgetWho is who and what is whatWhen silence reigns and courage flees.Now I hate the tragedy - the abstract crime;Not the faceless silent souls hiding in tinted cars. Tyranny - I curse it every day from podium to bed. It leaves to us the darkest epitaph - In the brains of generations marred.~ Spadecaller 4.12.2012
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.