Description The falsehood that the earth was flat was only one of many attempts to thwart the progress of truth and freedom. The potentially fraudulent and dangerous claims and practices that distort the scientific facts about pollution, energy conservation, global warming, homosexuality, contraception, reproductive rights, gender, and racial and ethnic differences have escalated to dangerous proportions. Political discord and violence throughout the world in relation to these topics has dangerously intensified in recent times. The first step towards healing is the admission of truth; our planet is sick! Wildlife on land and in the sea is disappearing rapidly. Only awareness and education about the pseudoscience promoted by oil companies and corporate greed can help mobilize a world paralyzed by fear and apathy. Pseudoscience is indeed our planets greatest enemy.
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.