Friday, December 14, 2012

Artist David Macomber Creates A Mural for Hurricane Sandy Victims at Morey’s Piers


Local artist David Macomber completed a 8’ x 20’ mural at Morey’s Piers to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the Jersey Shore.

Macomber wanted to create something that would raise awareness as well as funds to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The mural started off as a sketch, pictured here. The first layer in the mural consisted of pictures Macomber has taken over the years of different Jersey resorts.

On top of those pictures, David wrote the inspiring words that Bruce Springsteen delivered at his 2008 Hall of Fame Induction:

“Rise up my fellow New Jerseyans, for we are all members of a confused but noble race. We, of the state that will never get any respect. We, who bear the coolness of the forever uncool. The chip on our shoulders of those with forever something to prove. And even with this wonderful Hall of Fame, we know that there’s another bad Jersey joke coming just around the corner.”

Macomber then painted over the pictures and words, a splash of colors to represent the bright and vivid Jersey Shore. He painted the words “STRENGTH and UNITY” over top to symbolize the pride all New Jerseyans have.

“The ideas of STRENGTH and UNITY are important to me and they are what I want to express in this piece,” said Macomber. “In these trying times, we need to come together to help the larger community. The shore is what drives our economy so in reality it affects us all,” he added.

The completed mural will be separated into about 30 segments and will be auctioned to raise money for New Jersey shore towns that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Proceeds will be donated to

For more information about how to buy a piece of this art, please visit


About Morey’s Piers

Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the third best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront waterparks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Waterpark at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit or phone (609) 522-3900.

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