Description With the Akshobhya Buddha (the unshakeable one) and the healer 'Blue Buddha,' blue symbolizes serenity, ascension, the infinite, purity, and healing. In general, blue reflects wisdom, but light and dark blue have distinct meanings. The light hues that Buddhists meditate upon represent the limitless heights of ascension, and the dark opaque blue as earth - holding the wisdom of the earth and sky within it. Simultaneously, they embody the duality of living and dying.
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.