Description n eastern religions and in many different cultures, the lotus flower is regarded as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth.The Lotus grows in the deep mud, blinded from the sun. From the muck it grows and reaches the light becoming the jewel of the waters. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, the lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind.This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the dark side of our primitive natures to the bright sunshine of spiritual enlightenment. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition: even with our roots originating in the muck, hope, beauty and deliverance will be found in the light. This scene was originally photographed on a small lake on the west coast of Florida. The picture presented was created in photoshop.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries. All the art in my galleries are original creations. Gallery prints and canvases are fulfilled by Imagekind. If you have questions please contact Imagekind; however if you have any concerns, please contact me as well. I can look into matters myself to get answers for you. I want to make sure your experience purchasing my art prints will be positive and successful. For inquiries, please contact me at: www.spadecallerart.com
At eight years old in the late 50’s, I started private training in traditional oil techniques. To this day, I owe my appreciation to my mother, who has since passed away. Through considerable personal sacrifice, she nurtured my artistic talent and provided me with the tools and circumstances to begin my creative journey - the journey that I still follow. I cherish the memories of the art exhibits and museums that we visited in Manhattan. I later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's and up until the late 80's, I exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. Presently, I reside in Florida with my loving wife, who I've been married to for thirty years. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, I turned to creating digital hand painted images and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that I had once found in oils. - Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)