This beautifully evocative mural of a beach scene filled with surfers is by artist Shawn David Baker. The artwork was created in 2012 on the exterior wall of a liquor store in the Village of Carlsbad in San Diego County, California.
We spent part of our weekend surfing (and checking out a lot of art and drinking a lot espresso, too, of course) at New York City’s Far Rockaway Beach. Some friends invited us too an après-surf Korean BBQ B-day party at a condo across from the beach, where a group of people have rented the condo exclusively for the purposes of storing their surfboards so they don’t have to schlep them from Manhattan and Brooklyn. The living room has been turned into essentially a very large and comfortable closet to keep a quiver of some twenty boards. Clever. Love it.
You can find Brian Mylius’ pieces throughout various parts of Venice. The local artist combines bright colors and detailed shading to depict abstractions of local inner-city life. Mylius’ latest mural juxtaposes the oblivious serenity of beach life with the menacing city beyond. We really like how he plays with the texture of the brick to evoke the aggression of the shark. – RB