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?'
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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 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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