Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistI.M. Spadecaller Platinum Member CollectionAsian
Description Ikebana, in Japanese, literally means living flower or the way of the flower. Ikebana is an art form with meditative value. In silence the artist arranges the flowers discovering the beauty of nature and inner peace. In this picture the sacred lotus flower that Buddhist and Egyptian cultures have cherished for a thousand years, is presented in its two states: the closed flower that signifies the time before enlightenment and the fully blooming flower that represents full enlightenment and self-awareness. However, the story of the lotus flower is one of rebirth. Unlike other flowers, the lotus has a unique life cycle. With its roots emanating from the mud, the flower submerges every night into the murky waters; undeterred by its dirty environment, it miraculously re-blooms the next morning clean and untarnished. Its this dawning after ones darkest day and the reawakening of the spirit that makes the lotus flower sacred. In Buddhism this re-birth is considered a reincarnation; the soul leaves this world in its present form to be reborn in another.Ikebana and Lotus Flower, is a hand-painted digital image created by Spadecaller.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries.
About the Artist: Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz) is the pseudonym he uses for his visual art, writing, poetry, and video creations; initially, the name came about by his direct approach on subjects that focus on humanitarian issues that impact our world today. He's known to call a spade a spade.
In the late 1950’s, Spadecaller’s formal training in traditional oil painting techniques commenced. He was eight years old, when he started private painting lessons. Through considerable personal sacrifice, his mother, who has since passed away, nurtured his artistic talents and provided him with many of the tools and circumstances to launch his creative journey. Memories of art exhibitions in New York City that his mother introduced him to continue to motivate his quest for excellence. Spadecaller attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71), and during the 70's up until the late 80's, he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. As a realist painter, he strives to capture the beauty of nature and the soul of humankind. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, he turned to creating digital hand painted images, mixed media and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that he had once found in oils.
- Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)
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