Description A Life on the Ocean Wave(A Poem by Epes Sargent)A life on the ocean wave,A home on the rolling deep, Where the scattered waters rave,And the winds their revels keep! Like an eagle caged, I pineOn this dull, unchanging shore: Oh! give me the flashing brine,The spray and the tempest's roar!Once more on the deck I standOf my own swift-gliding craft: Set sail! farewell to the land!The gale follows fair abaft. We shoot through the sparkling foamLike an ocean-bird set free; -- Like the ocean-bird, our homeWe'll find far out on the sea.The land is no longer in view,The clouds have begun to frown; But with a stout vessel and crew,We'll say, Let the storm come down! And the song of our hearts shall be,While the winds and the waters rave, A home on the rolling sea!A life on the ocean wave!
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.