Description In the United States, corporatism has grown like a poisonous weed choking off the bonds that connect people to people. The value of public education and health care has come under attack. Government and polices are now paid for commodities - with a price tag too high for the common person. The power of voters has been usurped by lobbyists. The government of the people is obsolete. A government of corporations rules without public consent. Failing corporations are bailed out, but people are expendable. The business of serving people has been replaced by the servants of business. The soul of a nation has been squandered by soulless corporations that lust only for more power and money. The corporation cares nothing about the individual pursuit of happiness. The constitution is a meaningless document challenged by the whims of corporate America. The education of children, the welfare of the disabled, civil rights, relief for the sick, the care for the aging, the opportunity for the under-employed and the unemployed, do not matter to the advancement of the corporation. Fair wages and livable wages are irrelevant concepts in their new world order. One percent of the population rules the nation calculating the quickest way to turn a profit - cost what it may to the human condition or the environment. The consequence of unprincipled corporate lust in America is one that is rapidly devouring the belief in the basic concept: justice for all. Tyranny always teaches the same lesson: there is no justice without caring for others. ~ SpadecallerCopyright Matthew Schwartz 2014All images are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, copied, reproduced in derivative works, displayed, published or broadcast by any means or in any form without prior written consent from the artist.
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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