Description This poster features a quote from the Talmud: 'Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow, Grow!'******* Inherent in all living things is an embedded drive to grow. Watch a seed break through the earth; notice how its leaves turn to the sun. Observe a childs unrelenting struggle to walk. It is evident that all life is pulled by the call to growth. As the Talmud quote implies, the persistent whisper 'Grow! Grow!' beckons all creation. Like a blade of grass, we also grow physically. However, unlike the grass, human beings have the capacity and the need to grow spiritually. We can grow in consciousness. Our desire to connect to others, to live purposeful lives, and to contribute to others is a powerful force. Our ability to do this grows with practice and wisdom. This force of conscious growth is what drives us forward. The consequences of resisting this call for fear of change can be catastrophic - even fatal. Do you hear your angel whispering?
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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