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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2007-12-26 12:30 am   Permalink

Conga... the birds are wonderful! I think in their own way they fall into the tiki catagory. You may not see it but the way you carve tikis transfers over to the way you carve these other figures. They definately have a primitive South Pacific feel to them. There were plenty of animals carved on the islands in addition to gods.

Conga = Unmistakeable style!


 
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2007-12-26 4:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-26 00:30, Lake Surfer wrote:

Conga = Unmistakeable style!



Absolutely an unmistakeable style.

I think the fish is tiki, it is based off of authentic Oceanic art and would look right on the walls of an old established tiki bar, look on the walls in the background of the pictures of Sven's books or Tiki Road Trip, and you will see fish or bird inspired carvings. Even the Trader Vic's in Chicago had fish carvings displayed.
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tikigap
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2007-12-27 08:01 am   Permalink

Cool! The penguin was nice, but the new piece is cool! I think it's tiki! Nice work as usual Conga...

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-12-27 5:52 pm   Permalink

Sure is,, it's a Hogfish and it is Ripe and ready for the Big Christmas Luau, how much More tiki can we get? (When's the LUAU?)
Top notch Penguin too Mr "Off The Wall Conga", Excellent stuff as Usual. Going on Any trip with you Really has to be an Adventure, Hunting penguins, Fishing for HogFish, Trapping Bear, What next??

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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-12-28 05:17 am   Permalink

Thanks Lake, Johnny, Gap, and Ben, I appreciate your feedback on this
recent twist in direction. I was afraid I would have to start posting my
stuff on "Wacky Wildlife Central."
I wasn't sure what to even call the latest one. The fish/pig figure is called
"Bukduma" on a site that I found for PNG reference, but I love "Hogfish."
I've been asked to do a couple more birds and a hogfish, which are nice to do
during the cold winter when I only get weekend hours to carve big stuff
outdoors.
Then, like Ben suggests, I have to do an expedition to find other inspiration.
Perhaps a Wisconsin badger with the head of a turkey? Funny guy.


 
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2007-12-29 07:04 am   Permalink

I'm loving this hogfish! Great stuff!
They just keep coming congatiki maybe you
should be working for Santa?
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congatiki
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Posted: 2007-12-30 09:51 am   Permalink

Thanks Seeksurf. I tried to get a job with Santa but he sez I'm too slow!
Me 'n' my buddy Hogfish are playing around with the hook knife a little

and then this other guy has started hanging around


I'm not really sure what his problem is, but he doesn't smile.


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-12-30 11:05 am   Permalink

Hey Conga, Watch out for that new guy, he looks like he might be a SPY. He Looks really Cool though, just be careful. Talking about being careful, I'm glad to see you working with that Hook Blade, you can really See that fine detail, Just be Careful.
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2007-12-30 10:37 pm   Permalink

Those new pieces are killer! Hog-fish rules and the same for the modern/Melanesian looking bird head piece! I want to see a shot of that red yellow and blue paint pattern you have on the wall in the last picture!
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2007-12-31 1:27 pm   Permalink

The Bird Spy is looking really cool, Love the snout! you are
pumping them out faster than I.
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2008-01-01 08:19 am   Permalink

Thanks for the kindly tip Ben, I won't turn my back to the pointed little
bugger. Thanks also Seeksurf and Sneaky, appreciate your compliments.
Sneaky, the wall art was done by my daughter when we painted the room,
I'll post another pic soon.
For now, just Hogfish and Snowbirds around here



Mahalo for all the comments on the wildlife, I am really getting into doing
these, and I'll try to keep "just enough" tiki in all of 'em.


 
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tok-tok
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Posted: 2008-01-01 10:52 am   Permalink

Hey conga,
very nice, I also found out, what you are meaning by "budunka". I understand, that it comes from the PNG mythology. Do you remember a "surfing boar"? I guess, that is not tiki-art, but your surely is.
I like the finish, you gave to the hogfish.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-01-01 6:01 pm   Permalink

Tiki Birds, Tiki fish, Tiki turkey, IF You say it's tiki then by Golly It's Tiki!
You know there Really IS a Hogfish and it is in the Snapper Family and a Highly prized eating fish. nThe strange fish Loves Lobster and is probably why it tastes so good. They have a Mouth that Opens and extends Way out, just right for plucking those Lobster from the rocky crevices. Here is what they look like




Here seen with the mouth opened but not quite extended out all the way.


And Here is the Hawaiian variety that make the Luau rounds


I think you need to come down to Florida and get some sand in your shoes and thaw out a bit and carve some good old Palm wood, C'Mon Down!

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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2008-01-06 5:30 pm   Permalink

It does look like a hogfish.

It also looks like a carving of the legendary fish that ate somebody's ancestor, so they created a effigy of it to protect them while they fish. Kinda like the the muskie up there
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GMAN
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Posted: 2008-01-06 5:44 pm   Permalink

Well.....actually, Ben, the hogfish is a wrasse not a snapper.

Have I spent my whole life studying fish?

You can bet your wrasse!

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