Description Digital art created from a photograph of Gustav Vigeland's 'kneeling Man Embracing Woman (1908) with digitally painted background.Inspired by Tom Wait's Song, Never Let Go.LYRICS:Well, ring the bell backwards and bury the axeFall down on your knees in the dirtI'm tied to the mast between water and windBelieve me, you'll never get hurtOur ring's in the pawnshop, the rain's in the holeDown at the Five Points(1) I standI'll lose everythingBut I won't let go of your handWell, Peter denied and Judas betrayedI'll bail with the roll of the drumAnd the wind will tell the turn from the wheelAnd the watchman is making his roundsWell, you'll leave me hanging by the skin of my teethI've only got one leg to standYou can send me to hellBut I'll never let go of your handSwing from a rope on a cross-legged dream(?)Signed with One Eyed Jack's bloodFrom Temple to Union, to LA and GrandWalking back home in the mud(2)Now I must make my best of the only way homeMolly deals only in stoneI'm lost on the midway, I'm reckless in your eyesJust give me a couple more throwsI'll dare you to dine with the cross-legged knightDare me to jump and I willI'll fall from your graceBut I'll never let go of your handI'll never let go of your hand
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.