Description Calla lilies bloom late in the spring in some regions and are grown from rhizomes. Other names for the calla include: arum lily, trumpet lily, pig lily, and the water dragon. To some extent communication in the language of flowers has become a lost art. There was once a time, when the rules of decorum required lovers to express their passion and hopes through the gift of flowers.The flower chosen, the color, and the arrangement all carried a subtle - sometimes secret message. The Pink reflects elegance, and communicates admiration. A single pink calla lily, is a statement of respect meant to honor the union of lovers in marriage. The flower is used to communicate sympathy for the loss of a loved one and the restoration of innocence of the departed soul.The calla lily is also a popular Easter flower and represents the rebirth of Spring. In my home state, Florida, these beautiful flowers begin blooming in February.
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.