Description The Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum) is native to both Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. Currently, nearly all Easter lily bulbs used in North America are grown on coastal bottom lands in northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. This traditional time-honored flower of Easter is highly regarded as a joyful symbol of beauty, hope and life.In Christianity, Lilium longiflorum, commonly known as the Easter Lily, is a symbol of the resurrection of Christ, which is celebrated during Eastertide. Jesus referenced the fragrant white flower by saying, 'Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these' (Luke 12:27). Jesus words assured His followers that they need not worry about their worldly needs. According to religious folklore, 'after the resurrection of Jesus, these beautiful flowers were found growing in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before His crucifixion and wherever a drops of Jesus' sweat fell, a lily grew.Easter Lily is a digital painting and composite 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.
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