From the Grave to the Cradle
From the Grave to the Cradle
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From the Grave to the Cradle

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Original Painting Size: 20" x 16"

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Method: Plein Air

Date Painted: 05/15/2018

Limited Edition Canvas Print: 25" x 20"

Shipping box dimensions: 33" x 28" x 4" | 7lbs.

What we charge for shipping: $35 Cont. US | $68 HawaiiAlaska

General Information about my Limited Edition Canvas Prints

  • Each image offered as a Limited Edition Canvas Print is limited to an edition of only 95 prints. They are printed with archival inks on canvas, stretched, hand-varnished, framed, and then inspected, signed and numbered by Matt Beard. 
  • Each print is framed with an aged Rustic Redwood Lath edge. Solid wood strips are attached directly to the sides of the canvas, providing protection and a casual rustic look, with a minimalist approach. The color and texture are reminiscent of old railroad ties and a fine compliment for these visions of classic California.
  • Certificate of Authenticity included. 
  • Allow approx. 3 weeks for delivery.


Artwork Notes:

A funny thing about life, that we don’t really ever consider the miracle of our birth until we’ve truly reckoned with the reality of your impending death. Standing here, two feet planted firmly on the path to the cemetery (let the reader understand), this is the first time I ever laid my eyes upon the moment of conception (again, let the ready understand).

When confronted with metaphor of this proportion there is no need of a horizon line- that usual separator of the known and unknown is no longer relevant when faced with this stark reality. There is nothing really to do now but just stand here and look back at our lives and face the rushing wind as it hollows out the spaces in our souls that turned to stone while we were busy dreaming of the points in between the Grave and the Cradle.

-Ok, that was cryptic. The point in the distance is the corner where the California coast makes a sharp right hook and is often considered the terminal of the line separating central and southern California… also the road we were on is named “Cementario”. Still a bit cryptic, but that should help make a bit of sense of the symbolism in those notes. 

-Matt Beard