All That Remains

Plein air artwork of graffiti at the Sutro Baths cave at Ocean Beach on the San Francisco coast of California

Notes… er… randomly connected poetry. I blame it on the weather. Holy moly this was a hot humid day. Hid in a cave to paint this one. Ended with bolts of lighting cracking all around. Anyway, this is what was written…

Cerebral flapjacks cooking on the whiskey bar
Artificial roller coaster couldn’t beat the bumper car
Creepers in the bushes don’t look now it aint no good
Sterilize, sanitize, scrub it kook, give em all your food

Paint the cave, take a bath, what about the money
Stick parade, children laugh, hide them from the sun
Drink the water, drink the brine, eat the fish and honey
Leave a tip, exit quick, once the eatin’s done

Sun and wind, electric eels, drying on a line
The pizza burned the house down and blamed it on the wine
Our feet are wet with old concrete the romans laid to last through time
We checked the clock the time ran out but they said they didn’t mind

How about the old ones, still soaking in the past?
The love they made, the things they said, none of which would last
They wrote their names upon the walls like flowers through the cracks
They killed the sky, they drowned the moon, they wrote them loud and fast

Look around, make no sound, what is it we have gained?
This is it, nothing more, this is all that still remains

Artwork Information:

Artwork Title: "All That Remains"
Original Size: 20" x 10"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2017

Additional Artwork Information:

Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 09/11/2017
Region: San Francisco > The California Coast > Central California
Road Trip: SF/San Mateo 2017

Artwork Logistics:

Miles Hiked: 1-2 Miles
Biological Hazards: Mosquitoes
Anthropological Hazards: Sketchy Human Interactions, Crowds with Lots of Questions
Weather Logistics: Rain!, Painted in Heavy Winds

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