Description Inspired by the song - Pearls by Sade.'There is a woman in somaliaScraping for pearls on the roadside.There's a force stronger than natureKeeps her will alive.This is how she's dying.She's dying to survive.Don't know what she's made of.I would like to be that brave.She cries to the heaven above.There is a stone in my heart.She lives a life she didn't choose.And it hurts like brand-new shoes.Hurts like brand-new shoes.There is a woman in Somalia.The sun gives her no mercy.The same sky we lay underBurns her to the bone.Long as afternoon shadowsIt's gonna take her to get home.Each grain carefully wrapped up;Pearls for her little girl.HallelujahHallelujahShe cries to the heaven above.There is a stone in my heart.She lives in a world she didn't chooseAnd it hurts like brand-new shoes'
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.