Description Love has gone and left me and the days are all alike; Eat I must, and sleep I will, -- and would that night were here!But ah! -- to lie awake and hear the slow hours strike!Would that it were day again! -- with twilight near!Love has gone and left me and I don't know what to do;This or that or what you will is all the same to me;But all the things that I begin I leave before I'm through, --There's little use in anything as far as I can see.Love has gone and left me, -- and the neighbors knock and borrow,And life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse, --And to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrowThere's this little street and this little house.'Ashes of Life' ~ a poem byEdna St. Vincent Millay
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.