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 They count me but a common bird,Unworthy of respect,Who see me chained, with mien absurdStriving to croak some alien wordOf some strange dialect;A captive robbed of freedoms right,To be a clown for mans delight.But where, in blue skies, wild and free,My gleaming cohorts go,Screaming in joyous ecstasy,To settle on some withered treeLike sudden falling snow,Or great white blossoms heaven sent Here am I in my element.Come, seek me then to be a clownFor mans divertissement!For as the great flock settles downTo raid your fields by bush or town,High is my sentry sentTo watch from out the topmost treeWith keen, unwinking scrutiny.Now, let the smallest sign denoteSome threat of danger nigh,And sudden, from a screaming throatHe sounds his warning trumpet note.His golden crest held high,And we are gone, like drifting snow,Shrieking derision as we go.The White Cockatoo: A Poem by C. J. Dennis (1935).Presently, the Yellow-crested Cockatoo is critically endangered in the wild.
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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