Original art by Todd Goodman, Acrylic Painting on 24"x36" canvas, SOLD. Prints are available as Gallery Wrapped Canvas and Posters.
Wait, I've never seen that wave below the Hollywood sign?! Well, because it's not there, yet. Hollywood Surf is my first painting in a series focused on climate change and rising sea levels through the eyes of a surfer. My vision as an artist is rooted deeply in my social/political world view, and this series represents a return to my core motivations and passions, particularly advocating for conscious acceptance and action to address climate change. I hope that this series will provoke an awareness and appreciation for the state of our natural world, and the role that humans play in shaping our environment by way of how we live and interact with nature. My focus in this series is to highlight coastal cities and iconic landscapes and scenery of major coastal cities, and to interpret how these places may be changed physically by rising sea levels. I recognize the duality of this subject, on the one hand I am depicting the destruction of civilization, while on the other hand I recognize that life is a cycle, life will continue, and life and nature will still be beautiful and enjoyable for humanity.