COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: SILHOUETTE

6may18. Cocoa Beach Florida.

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COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: INFINITE INTROSPECTION

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“The past was but the cemetery of our illusions: one simply stubbed one’s toes on the gravestones.” ― Émile Zola
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“Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne
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“Living, there is no happiness in that. Living: carrying one’s painful self through the world.
But being, being is happiness. Being: Becoming a fountain, a fountain on which the universe falls like warm rain.” ― Milan Kundera
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“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”
― E.E. Cummings
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“Solitude is the house of peace.”
― T.F. Hodge
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“…the ghosts you chase you never catch.”
― John Malkovich
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“I am here; and here is nowhere in particular.”
― William Golding
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“He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life.” – Jon Krakauer
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A Wave is Life
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Infinite Introspection
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The Space Between
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The Colour of Spiritual Kinship
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“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams
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Endless Summer

apr/may2018. Cocoa Beach, FL

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: DESTINY

“almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of ‘psst’ that you usually can’t even hear because you’re in such a rush to or from something important you’ve tried to engineer.”                 ― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

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1JAN18 Cocoa Beach Florida

 

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: SURFING SANTAS WARM-UP ~ EQUAL SIMPLICITY

“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.” ― Henry David Thoreau

Christmas Eve, 2017. Cocoa Beach, FL

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: LONELINESS IS NOT A FUNCTION OF SOLITUDE

“…loneliness is not a function of solitude.” ― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

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23dec17. Cocoa Beach, Florida

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA STREET ART: ALOHA KE AKUA by DAVID ROTHMAN

Aloha ke Akua: To recognize ke Akua (God) as the supreme being, to acknowledge His hand in all things, and to be appreciative of His many blessings. Aloha: To love others as one’s self and to do so unconditionally, living a life of charity, compassion, and forgiveness towards others.                                                                                                            Artist David Rothman: https://www.drothmanart.com                                                       Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidrothmanart/

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Cocoa Beach-based artist David Rothman sitting down in front of his most recent mural. It can be found wrapping around the side and back walls of Jazzy’s: http://jazzysmainelylobster.com
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He can usually get a mural of this size done in about two days, but as you can see, he had serious storm weather to contend with on and off for a couple of weeks. It’s summer in Florida.

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He painted the whole back wall with brushes.

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DR used Hawaiian professional surfer Sunny Garcia as his inspiration. Though SG’s not what the mural’s ultimately about, it seems fitting that someone with this reputation “Garcia has been a controversial figure, depicted as both volatile and easygoing by those who have met him. He has served prison time for tax evasion and been arrested for fighting. According to ESPN, his nickname Sunny was given to him by his mother, due to his cheerful disposition as an infant. He is known as a tough competitor but also someone who owes success to the anger he feels when surfing, which he often takes out physically on his competitors,” ~ is seemingly seeking redemption in the “God is Love” theme.IMG_3412DCIM100GOPROG0015844.IMG_3639IMG_3666IMG_3663IMG_3661IMG_3652IMG_3648DCIM100GOPROG0015886.IMG_3668IMG_3667IMG_3679

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DR used spray paint on the side wall.
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Swirling ocean. Life. Movement. Energy. The artist lives and breathes what he creates…
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Completed back wall
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The black and white really adds a layer of ‘tempestuousness’ to the water.

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This shark in black and white just looks a bit more fierce.

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A cool depiction of one of the most intelligent animals on the planet: The Soul of an Octopus.

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june2017. Cocoa Beach, FL

A special shout out to Jazzy’s for supporting local art and helping to bring Cocoa Beach to its rightful place of being a Florida town worthy of featuring international artistic talent. And here’s to hoping that more Cocoa Beach businesses will “Catch the wave!”