Description The orchid has no life span; theoretically, it can live forever. In its natural habitat, the phalaenopsis orchid attaches itself to the bark of living trees to receive the proper light and moisture. Should the tree die after many decades, only then may the orchid perish due to a drastic change of environment. I received this plant as a gift. It has been blooming since February and it is now April. Orchids make wonderful gifts because their beauty can last forever. ~ Spadecaller Copyright Matthew Schwartz 2014All images are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, copied, reproduced in derivative works, displayed, published or broadcast by any means or in any form without prior written consent from the artist.
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.