Chromatic Water Theory II: Resonate




Artwork Notes:

Many instruments have within their design a method of capturing, redirecting, focusing, and amplifying the otherwise not-quite-so-extraordinary sounds produced by whichever simple vibrating element they employ. When those vibrations bounce off chambers, refract around curving elements, they refract, combine, and grow to a beautiful pitch, much like a wave as it approaches shallow waters. Canyons, reefs, points and sandbars- these determine the acoustics of moving water. The geometries of curved wood, arcing metals, stretched skins- these form the underwater topographies of sound. It’s all in how you hear it.

Every song has its roots in water.

This series was created live during the Redwood Coast Music Festival inside the Morris Graves Museum of Art. The overall concept of the series was to explore the connections between music and water, through a set of shared geometric structures. 

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Chromatic Water Theory II: Resonate"
Original Size: 36" x 36"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2017
Series: Chromatic Water Theories

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Live Art
Location/Event: Redwood Coast Music Festival @ The Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
Date Painted: 04/14/2017
Nonprofit Beneficiary: Friends of the Dunes
Funds Raised: $195


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