Description On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, over 5000 websites, activist groups, companies, and internet users took a stand against government surveillance in a protest called The Day We Fight Back. The door to tyranny opened when the Patriot Act passed following a nation traumatized by 9-11. Since then, personal freedom and the right to privacy has eroded in the United States. The time has come to stand up for freedom and to resist the fear of terrorism. The fear of terrorism has crippled our nation for too long.
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his deepest passions, convictions, and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was formally 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 Montreal and 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.
Using HD videos formats, he showcase his digital paintings, poetry, other mixed media images; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.