Letting Go, 12/07/07, 2008
Interactive Installation
wood, fog, water, & shining star. 14ft x 5ft x 4ft
"I had hopes of finding you, but with each day that passed, the hope for that miracle began to fade. I remember thinking to myself, as I searched thru the woods for you, and while walking out to the end of each pier –- saying…. “He’s gone.” But then I looked up at the sky, and I saw that one bright star - and I just knew, that it was you - shining down on me. "
In Memory of the artist’s dear cousin/ “little brother”, Cesar Martin Montano 11/28/80 – 12/07/07.
Florida Coast News Body Of Missing Boater Found In River 11:30 am EST December 12, 2007
The search for a 27-year old boater who fell in the St. Johns River last week ended Wednesday morning when a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer found his body floating in Palmo Cove. The FWC was told Cesar Montano fell off his sailboat while trying to refuel it with a gas can while under way. Montano and his wife, Jennifer, were on a 12-day trip that began in Miami. They were heading from Jacksonville to Welaka when he fell into the river early Friday morning.
Five agencies had officers using boats and aircraft all weekend in the search for the 27-year-old man. The body was spotted 10:30 a.m. Wednesday about two miles from the original search site. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office dive team was called to retrieve the body. The FWC, the investigating agency, said an autopsy would be conducted to determine the cause of death

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