Tomorrow, Today

Live art of breaking waves in a colorful storm

Artwork Notes:

Tomorrow, today, and to be honest, yesterday as well. This was painted a while back in 2019. Nothing too deep, just having fun with the painting and thinking of those moody stormy days when the sun breaks out and the rain is still falling and everything becomes crystals and prisms and beauty. ⠀

But today, let’s call it a prayer for rain. If the fire paintings I had done back in spring as metaphors for the hardships the world was facing have become all too much like real life now in California and all over the west coast, maybe we can flip the script and send it back the other way. Maybe we can ask for actual rain to put these actual fires out. And maybe the metaphor can work backwards from there and we can see some of these metaphorical fires in our world today quenched as well.⠀

Just maybe.⠀

It’s worth a shot anyway.

-Matt Beard




Artwork Information:


Artwork Title: "Tomorrow, Today"
Original Size: 30" x 24"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2019

Additional Artwork Information:


Method: Live Art
Location/Event: Life is a Wave @ The Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, CA
Date Painted: 05/23/2019
Nonprofit Beneficiary: Save the Waves Coalition
Funds Raised: $900


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