Chromatic Water Theory IV: String Theory




Artwork Notes:

Stringed instruments often contain a dizzying array of mathematical geometries; the length and/or thickness of strings, the placement of frets, the bodies themselves. All of it designed to produce the harmonic frequencies we hear as notes and chords arising from vibrating strings. But what is vibration, if not a wave? Reduce a wave, or for that matter the vibration of the string, to their mathematical bases and you have a simple sine wave, an oscillation between two points at a regular frequency.

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 IV: String Theory"
Original Size: 18" 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: 04/15/2017
Nonprofit Beneficiary: Area One Agency on Aging
Funds Raised: $184


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