Description The white rose is also known as 'the flower of light.' It symbolizes everlasting love - love stronger than even death, an eternal love, undying and all sustaining. The white rose glorifies the love that resides in the soul, as opposed to the red rose that speaks of passionate promises. The white rose signifies an ageless love that is sustained by loyalty, reverence and humility. Originating from mythology, the white rose is introduced by Aphrodite (Venus), the goddess of love. She sprang forth into life from the foaming sea, and where the foam fell to the ground, white roses grew. In one story, she runs to rescue her wounded lover Adonis and catches her flesh on the thorns of the white rose bush. Her blood falling on the bush turns the roses red, symbolizing the way innocence and purity change to experience and motherhood. The next time you give white roses to a loved one, consider its significance. The diverse meanings of the white rose is as beautiful as the enchanting flower itself.
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)
All Spadecaller artworks are original creations by Matt Schwarz. Gallery prints and canvases are fulfilled by Imagekind. If you have questions please contact Imagekind; however if you have any concerns, please contact Matt Schwartz, as well. He can look into matters to get answers for you. We want to make sure your experience purchasing Spadecaller art prints will be positive and successful. For inquiries, please contact the artist at: firstname.lastname@example.org