Description The large, pearl-colored, nocturnal flowers of the night blooming cereus (also known as the Peruvian Apple Cactus), remain open for only one night. When the first rays of the morning sun touch the blossoms, they soon wilt and fall to the ground. The fruit of the Peruvian Apple cactus is strikingly similar looking to Dragon Fruit. The crunchy and juicy fruit has a subtle tartness and a flowery sweetness like sugarcane. They are best enjoyed raw and may simply be eaten out of hand or prepared in salads, deserts, and smoothies. The scent of this flowering cactus is irresistible to bees and birds. The Peruvian Apple cactus is currently becoming an important cash crop in Israel where water shortages challenge the farming industry. Groves of these cacti are now replacing old orchards that once required large amounts of water. The Peruvian Apple Cactus is a mixed media digital painting.
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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