I wanted to bring something vibrant, playful and colorful to the space. I wanted this piece to be interactive whether it’s people riding or running along the shapes, kids wanting to play within the lines or just someone wanting to take a photo with a background. I wanted to make something that would compliment a sunny day and contrast an overcast one. I thought it’s graphic style would juxtapose the surrounding natural environment nicely. My hope is that this piece can provide enjoyment for all and even inspire some that they too, can dream in color.
About the Artist
Matley Hurd is a San Francisco-based visual artist who mainly works in mixed media painting, digital illustration, and large-scale murals. Incorporating elements from comic books, anime, graffiti, sci-fi and mythology, his work mainly consists of vibrant ethereal beings he calls “Star Goddess”. Accompanied with bold abstract flowing shapes giving an immense feeling of levity and elegance. Matley got his first breakthrough in 2020 during the pandemic. With the sudden influx of public art during that time, he knew there was an opportunity to showcase his work and become a full time artist. What started with one small mural has now turned into many scattered all throughout the Bay Area. He hopes his work can provide joy and inspiration for all who come across it.
About the Partner
Paint The Void supports artists for the public good and highlights art as essential, particularly during times of crisis. The organization uplifts artists and their voices by funding public art and creativity in everyday urban spaces – spaces that impact and enhance people’s daily lives. Paint the Void is a fiscally sponsored 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, born from an idea to help keep artists engaged and paid as guardians of hope and beauty in a time of fear and uncertainty.