California Storm


Artwork Notes:

We came to this mountain in search of gold
We’ll leave with pockets full of solitude
We speak to the wind
We are here now
Everything else is gone
The cars and houses
The monies and the media
The interconnected web of information that
Ties us all together
None of that can truly exist at all

We know because we’ve listened to the quiet
That raged so loud our ears bled
We know because we’ve stood on the edge
And peered over
And seen everything we ever held on to
Smashed against the rocks
And washed away
Only to be returned as the treasures of
Small children on the outgoing tide

Dream on, dreamer, but when you awake
You’ll find nothing here
And that will be all that you need

Ok, bring your own beer if you like
Just don’t forget to pack out the empty bottles
When you leave

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "California Storm"
Original Size: 36" x 24"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2011

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Studio Landscapes
Region: The California Coast > Central California > Monterey


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