Dump Life with Toxic Roots

Toxic Roots was inspired by living 20+ years in a neighborhood built on top of a former WWII military dumpsite in the South Patrick Shores area of Satellite Beach, Florida.

After watching those around us affected by unknown issues and facing my own Toxic Roots, the concept of Toxic Roots has evolved to represent those Toxic aspects of our lives that stem from physical, emotional, environmental, or traumatic events in our lives that shape who we are.

My goal is not to make light of serious issues, but to to highlight them with art, humor, and a dash of sarcasm so that we can all chart a course forward.

Life is Toxic. Admit it. Embrace it. Live Toxic.
South Patrick Shores Dump

Florida's Little Beachside Dump

Nestled on the East Coast of Florida and footsteps from the Atlantic Ocean and Banana River is the neighborhood of South Patrick Shores in Satellite Beach. Our Toxic Paradise is built upon the former dumpsite for the Naval Air Station (NAS) Banana River which is now Patrick Space Force Base.

After decades of unexplained cancer clusters, the US Army Corps of Engineers is finally declared us the Naval Air Station Banana River Off-Base Disposal Area Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS). You can read more about it.

Water contamination from modern day chemicals like Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, otherwise known as PFAS, have now become a larger problem. These contaminates are possibly related to firefighting foams used on Patrick AFB and are found in elevated levels in the groundwater, Banana River, Indian River Lagoon, and even in the ocean offshore.

Featured Products

Roots Surfer Tee

Born into a Toxic Paradise the Roots Surfer Tee is ready to head to the beach and look for some bomber sets. This is the graphic that spawned it all when a small seed was planted by the owner of the world's best dog and volunteer extraordinaire. Hand pulled with water based ink for a somewhat vintage look on a Next Level 60% cotton and 40% polyester tee.
$20.00

Toxic Roots Boardshorts

No shortie shorts here... Take your Toxic Roots and hit those Toxic waters with our old school styled boardshorts. Velcro fly, tie waist, and rear velcro wax pocket. 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex with an approximate length of 20 inches so it should sit at the kneecap or slightly longer.
$40.00

Frankentiki Tee

Frankentiki was brought to life during a long night of Rum Barrels and Mai Tais. Ever on the hunt for his next rum fix. Hand pulled water based ink on a Next Level 60% cotton and 40% polyester tee.
$20.00

Toxic Roots Skull Hat

The classic truckers hat with an embroidered Toxic twist. Let them know you're carrying Toxic baggage. A quality Richardson with a pre-curved contrast stitched visor and snapback closure for that perfect fit.
$26.00

Frankentiki Framed

Frankentiki was brought to life during a long night of Rum Barrels and Mai Tais. Ever on the hunt for his next rum fix. Two color screen print on acrylic painted board. Framed in recycled fence pickets (Yes, those ones you put on the curb). About 5 x 7 inches overall.
$35.00

Roots Surfer Framed

Born into a Toxic Paradise the Roots Surfer Tee is ready to head to the beach and look for some bomber sets. This is the graphic that spawned it all when a small seed was planted by the owner of the world's best dog and volunteer extraordinaire. Screen print on acrylic painted board. Framed in recycled fence pickets (Yes, those ones you put on the curb). About 5 x 7 inches overall.
$30.00

Toxic Dreamland Fitted Tee

This tee is inspired by two of the holes I designed for the Dreamland Pop Up Miniature Golf. If you didn't get to walk through the volcano and be blinded by the Big A** Moai, then you missed out. Hand pulled with water based ink for a somewhat vintage look on a Next Level 60% cotton and 40% polyester tee.
$20.00 $10.00

Moai Collage

Paper collage on canvas with archival UV protective coating. Framed in recycled fence pickets (Yes, those ones you put on the curb). Canvas size is 16 x 20 inches.
$135.00

Suck Meter Patch

The Suck Meter Patch is always there when you need it the least. Just in case you needed even more confirmation of how much fun you're having as you make your way through the day. A quick glance will give you all the reassurance you needed. The Suck Meter Patch is approximately 2 1/2 inches x 1 1/4 inches and has iron on backing.
$6.00