Description Swamp Poemby Andrew Taylor Thought moves over the surface of a windless reach like the birth of a breath here where water thickens with intention and the inattention of tides I glide within a mirror of attendant trees egrets placing fastidious feet and sitting-down ducks comfortable as pets yet out of reach in a secret stretch of this river stranger than the neat suburb outlandishly near but out of sight tiny fish scurry water dimples thoughts under stillness
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his deepest passions, convictions, and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was formally 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 Montreal and 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.
Using HD videos formats, he showcase his digital paintings, poetry, other mixed media images; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.