Body of Water


Artwork Notes:

I was recently asked to donate artwork to an auction fundraiser to benefit Orange County pastor Sumo Sato, who is battling cancer. I’ve never met this pastor, but grew up surfing the crumbly beachbreak out front from Don the Beachcomber’s in Sunset Beach, CA where the auction event will be held on April 9th, 2016, and I felt moved to participate.

The request was for a piece of work containing a cross or crucifix. It’s not everyday someone requests this subject so I was intrigued how it might turn out. “Body of Water” is my attempt at interpreting that pivotal moment in history.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Body of Water"
Original Size: 20" x 20"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2016

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Live Art
Date Painted: 02/07/2016
Nonprofit Beneficiary: Fundraiser for Sumo Sato
Funds Raised: $750


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