Sea Mist, Northern California. Don't look for allegory. Sleeper waves claim lives here. The branches mark their reach. 

Useful links

 

Modern Art Notes  Tyler Green

Culturegrrl Lee Rosenbaum

I call it Oranges Ed Shad

G_E_N_I_U_S William Powhida

Arts Journal  Doug McLennan

Hyperallergic Hrag Vartanian

anotherrighteoustransfer Carol Cheh