Description This image entitled Immolation was created in Photoshop by layering photographs and digitally hand painting the background used for the modified representation of the holocaust sculpture created by sculptor and architect, Kenneth Treister.The structure called 'Sculpture of Love and Anguish, is located at The Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, Florida. Dedicated and opened to the public in February 1990, it was created to memorialize the holocaust victims, to serve as solace to its survivors, and to help recall the greatest human crime of the century - so that it never happens again.The massive bronze sculpture depicts a giant outstretched arm, tattooed with a number from Auschwitz, and rises from the earth, representing the last reach of a dying person. As the sculptor described, 'Each visitor has his own interpretation ... some see despair ... some hope ... some the last grasp for life . . . and for some it asks a question to God... 'Why?'
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries. All the art in my galleries are original creations. Gallery prints and canvases are fulfilled by Imagekind. If you have questions please contact Imagekind; however if you have any concerns, please contact me as well. I can look into matters myself to get answers for you. I want to make sure your experience purchasing my art prints will be positive and successful. For inquiries, please contact me at: www.spadecallerart.com
At eight years old in the late 50’s, I started private training in traditional oil techniques. To this day, I owe my appreciation to my mother, who has since passed away. Through considerable personal sacrifice, she nurtured my artistic talent and provided me with the tools and circumstances to begin my creative journey - the journey that I still follow. I cherish the memories of the art exhibits and museums that we visited in Manhattan. I later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's and up until the late 80's, I exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. Presently, I reside in Florida with my loving wife, who I've been married to for thirty years. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, I turned to creating digital hand painted images and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that I had once found in oils. - Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)