Description The coupler: Cling, clutch, connect, and release - it does it all. On a subjective level there are both negative and positive meanings represented by this massive object. As humans, it is our nature to unite with others and to connect on emotional, phsycal, and spiritual levels. Sometimes, however, some of us find ourselves from time to time trying to dominate and to rule over others - pulling them and pushing them to follow our desires and demands. Others prefer to hide away and to follow blindly at almost any cost. Domination and subservience are two forms of dependence that have tyrannized humankind since our creation. Freedom to bond or to connect with others in a give and take manner makes living joyful and rewarding.
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)