Till now, we have counted our fortunes in coins

In armies, in concubines.

Let us count our fortunes in smiles.

In hearts we set a flutter.

I see a new day, where wealth builds upwards

past a thousand skyscrapers, a thousand Himalayas to knock at the gates of heaven.

Let us seek out our lot, finding it in the streets, in the ghettos, in the shanty towns of the world.

Let us dig into these dark cavernous places, and claim our pot of gold.

It hides itself behind those gaunt, sated, broken hearts.

Find them, dig into them, deep into them, till you see the crack of dawn and a smile.

Artwork © Richard Montgomery

Artwork © Richard Montgomery


Born in Saint Raphael Haiti, Adelon Joseph moved to Boston with his family in the winter of 1989. He has been performing for years throughout the greater Boston area, featuring in places such as The Out of the Blue Gallery, The Walnut Street Café, and the Middle East.

Richie Montgomery: “My philosophical surrealistic drawings are known for their unique twist on life and our perspective of it. The “hidden in plain sight” details of my work are ruminants of the great masters like M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali. I have been drawing my entire life and have had no formal training other than just my own desire to create from the time I could hold a crayon or pencil. I enjoy many different types of art yet surrealism holds my passion the most.”