Description An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, 'Let me tell you a story.I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do.But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.'He continued, 'It is as if there are two wolves inside me.One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing.Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.'The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, 'Which one wins, Grandfather?'The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, 'The one I feed.'
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)