Description If every time we forgaveA bell would ringIf every time we spoke the truth,A bell would ringIf every time we thanked our GodA bell would ringIf every time we were sincereA bell would ringIf every time we loved each otherA bell would ringIf every time we shared our loveA bell would ringIf every time we helped the needyA bell would ringIf every time we said our prayersA bell would ringAnd when the day was overAnd we asked God for His forgivenessHe would ring all the bells in heavenFor this soul who heaven won.A Bell Would Ring~ a poem by George Carroll:
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.