COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: FOREVER A PERIPATETIC

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𝒯𝒽𝒢𝓉 𝐼 𝒸𝒢𝓃 π“ˆπ’Ύπ“‰ 𝒾𝓃 π“π‘’π’Ύπ“ˆπ“Šπ“‡π‘’ 𝒢𝓉 𝒢 𝒸𝒢𝒻é 𝒢𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝓀, 𝓇𝑒𝒢𝒹, 𝒢𝓃𝒹 π“…π‘’π‘œπ“…π“π‘’ π“Œπ’Άπ“‰π’Έπ’½, π“ƒπ‘œπ“‰π’Ύπ’Έπ’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π“ˆπ“Šπ’·π“‰π“π‘’ π’·π‘’π’Άπ“Šπ“‰π“Ž π‘œπ’» π‘’π“‹π‘’π“‡π“Žπ“‰π’½π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” 𝒢𝓃𝒹 π‘’π“‹π‘’π“‡π“Žπ‘œπ“ƒπ‘’. π’±π‘’π“‡π“Ž 𝒢𝓅𝓅𝓇𝑒𝒸𝒾𝒢𝓉𝒾𝓋𝑒.
𝐡𝓇𝑒𝒢𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 π’Ήπ‘’π‘’π“…π“π“Ž 𝒢𝓃𝒹 π’»π‘œπ“‡π‘’π“‹π‘’π“‡ 𝒢 𝓅𝑒𝓇𝒾𝓅𝒢𝓉𝑒𝓉𝒾𝒸.
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β€œπ™ΌπšŠπš’ 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš•πš’πšŸπšŽ πšŽπšŸπšŽπš›πš’ 𝚍𝚊𝚒 𝚘𝚏 πš’πš˜πšžπš› πš•πš’πšπšŽ.” 
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― π™Ήπš˜πš—πšŠπšπš‘πšŠπš— πš‚πš πš’πšπš
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15feb2020. Cocoa Beach, FL

SAN DIEGO (OCEAN BEACH), CALIFORNIA STREET ART: OCTOPUS

I believe that the totemic image for the future is the octopus. This is because the squids and octopi have perfected a form of communication that is both psychedelic and telepathic; a model for the human communications of the future. In the not-too-distant future men and women may shed the monkey body to become virtual octopi swimming in a silicon sea. – Terence McKenna

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8oct19. Ocean Beach, San Diego, California

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. Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β Artist David Rothman:Β https://www.drothmanart.comΒ  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β Instagram:Β https://www.instagram.com/davidrothmanart/

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Cocoa Beach-based artist David Rothman sitting down inΒ front of his most recent mural. It can be found wrapping around the side and back walls of Jazzy’s:Β 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!”Β