COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA STREET ART: SEA TURTLE by MIKE McCLOSKEY

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may2018. Cocoa Beach, FL

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COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: I’M NOT IN YOUR HURRY

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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.” ~ R. B. Fuller
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“In the Background”
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“I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
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“Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
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“In it.”
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“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole”
― C.G. Jung
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“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
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“All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.”
― Chuck Palahniuk
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“Two”
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“The only journey is the one within.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

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 “No Damage”
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“As far as the eye can see. As far as the soul can comprehend.”
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Art by Skull and Crossfaders from Jackson, Mississippi.

may2018. Cocoa Beach, FL

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

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA STREET ART: WALK PAST AND BREATHE IN MY INVISIBILITY

April2018. Los Angeles, California

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA STREET ART: DECOLONIZE & CHILL

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Tristan Eaton. DTLA. Arts District. At The Container Yard. https://www.instagram.com/tristaneaton/

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JR. “JR is a pseudonymous photographer and graffiti artist. He is best known for fly- papering photocopies of his art onto the streets.” https://www.instagram.com/jr/
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“WRDSMTH. WRDSMTH is a Los Angeles-based street artist of unverified identity known for his iconic image of a vintage typewriter with different sheets of inspirational text.” https://www.instagram.com/wrdsmth/

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“Solomon Souza (born 1993) is a British-Israeli street artist. He is best known for spray painting portraits of contemporary and historical figures on the metal shutters of the Mahane Yehuda Market (“The Shuk“) in Jerusalem, turning them into an after-hours attraction.” (wiki) https://www.instagram.com/solomonsouza/

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VERY cool truck art in LA…
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Nostalgia
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People have told me that these pink baby faces are by Denver-based artist Yiannis Bellis, but I haven’t been able to confirm nor deny it.

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Santa Fe-based artist Jaque Fragua. Indian Alley on Skid Row. https://www.instagram.com/jaque_fragua/

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Secret: Some of the best food in the world resides in these unassuming food trucks…
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Kai aspire art https://www.instagram.com/kaiart/

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Max Toropov https://www.instagram.com/maxthirteen/
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Smokin’ Purple Gorilla in Koreatown
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“Claudio Ethos aka Claudio Rafael is a Brazilian mural artist born in 1982 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, city where he still lives. Ethos has been interested in graffiti since the 90’s. He was surrounded by Pixacao and began spray painting around the age of 15, at the end of the 90’s in a small town in Sao Paolo, called Birigui.” (urbannation) https://www.instagram.com/claudioethos/

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“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
Charles Bukowski

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…fit for a Queen

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april 2018. Los Angeles, CA