Description Ye hold not in your calm, cool hearts the passion of the rose,Ye do not own the haughty pride the regal lily knows;But ah, what blossom has the charm, the purity of this,Which shrinks before the tenderest love, and dies beneath a kiss?In this wide garden of the world, where he is wise who knowsThe bramble from the sweet-brier, the nettle from the rose,Some lives there are which seem like these, as sensitive and fair,As far from thought of sin or shame, as free from stain of care.We find sometimes these splendid souls, when all our world is young.Where life is crisp with freshness, with unshaken dew-drops hung.They blossom in the cool, dim hours, ere sunshine dries the air,But cease and vanish long before the noonday's heat and glare.And if in manhood's dusty time, fatigued with toil and glow,We crave the fresh young morning-heart which charmed us long ago,We seek in vain the olden ways, the shadows moist and fair:The heart-shaped leaves may linger, but the blossom is not there.The fairest are most fragile still, the world of being through,The finest spirits, faint before they lose life's morning dew.The trials and the toils of time touch not their tender truth,For, ere earth's stain can cloud them, they achieve immortal youth. (From a poem by Elizabeth Akers Allen)
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 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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