Description The inspiration behind this digital painting is taken from the lyrics in Leonard Cohens song, The Window. In Tangle of Matter & Ghost, the emptiness that plagues human beings is revealed. The ghost of my soul will haunt my existence, if I lack a real purpose in life. The past is dead matter buried behind me. To move ahead is imperative. I have to look through the window and create my own personal vision. To avoid this spiritual need would drive me to some form of soul sickness. When I lack devotion to a worthy purpose, my soul calls for me to find the willingness to act. Through his music and poetry, Leonard Cohen uncovers the universal need for spiritual liberation. Through this awareness and song, I am reminded that I can emerge from spiritual lassitude by replacing my emptiness with meaning and joy. This is my only true escape from The Tangle of Matter & Ghost. This image is 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.
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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.
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