Description The Marumi Kumquat or Morgani Kumquat) is an evergreen tree, producing edible golden-yellow to orange colored fruit. It is often grown as an ornamental plant and can be used in bonsai. It's more commonly cultivated than most other kumquats as it is cold tolerant. It can be kept as a houseplant.This plant symbolizes good luck in China, Vietnam, and other Asian countries, where it is sometimes given as a gift during the Lunar New Year. Happy New Year!
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.