This Will Never Shut Down

A plein air painting of Luffenholtz beach from Scenic Drive on Humboldt County's Trinidad coast in northern California

Artwork Notes:

Painted during the first week or so of lockdowns back in March of 2020. Businesses were shutting down. The roads were growing quiet. The air was crowded with questions, but the land and sea had answers of their own. Some things will never be shut down. You can shut your eyes, but you can’t stop the world around you. And the waves keep rolling in, and the flowers keep blooming, and the birds keep flying, and we know deep down that we won’t be confined to these bodies forever.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "This Will Never Shut Down"
Original Size: 20" x 16"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2020

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Plein Air
Date Painted: 03/18/2020
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:


Vehicular Logistics: Painted from Roof Platform on Van
Access Logitics: The Shoulder of a Busy Road/Highway
Biological Hazards: Painted in Public During a Global Pandemic
Anthropological Hazards: Other Painters
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade


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