Slot Machine


Artwork Notes:

Line after line
And jewel upon jewel
These beams of light
Bearing weight
As well as witness
To our memories
Lost in the fire
On the night we crossed the bridge
Over the village of tents and mud
And ice
Passing cars
With no drivers
And the rising tide
Forced us to climb over the rocks
To round the headland
Where lovers loved
And dreamers dreamed
And thieves did their best work
Stealing all that we had
And leaving us with nothing
But ashes

And
Possibly
Yet another
Parking ticket

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Slot Machine"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 10/04/2016
Region: The California Coast > Central California > Santa Cruz
Road Trip: Santa Cruz 2016

Artwork Logistics:


Parking Logistics: Parking Ticket!
Miles Hiked: Less than 1 Mile
Hiking Terrain: Pounding Pavement
Access Logitics: Fence or Gate Hopping Required
Geological Hazards: Steep or Unstable Cliffs
Anthropological Hazards: Sketchy Human Interactions, Surfers Are The Worst, Crowds with Lots of Questions
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade
Temperature: Uncomfortably Warm


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