Description This is from the Poem, 'The White Magnolia Tree,' by Helen Deutsch:Oh, valiant and untamed were we,When we planted the white magnolia tree!And the white magnolia grew and grew,Holding our love within its core,And every year it bloomed anew,And we were twenty-one no more. No more untamed, no more so free,Nor so young, nor so wild and aflame were we. Dearer to us grew other things:Easy sleep, books, a day's quiet holiday,Good talk beside a fire, the beauty of old faces...We have known many things since then:The death of a child and the bitter lessonThat a heart which breaks can mend itself again(That it can and must be done),And what loyalty can mean,And how real a word like courage can become,And that solitude can be rich and gratifyingAnd quite different from loneliness... There is so little the serious heart requires:Friends, faith, a window open to the world, Pride in work well done, And strength to live in a world at warAnd still maintain the heart's own private peace...Dear Heaven, I give thanks to theeFor things I did not know before,For the wisdom of maturity,For bread, and a roof, and for one thing more...Thanks because I still can seeThe bloom on the white magnolia tree!
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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