||tikis by marcus thorn
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: S. Chatham, MA
|Posted: 2007-09-22 1:02 pm  Permalink|
That beast is screamin'! What a score on the wood too, beautiful coloring, just perfect.
As usual, fabulous creativity there.
Joined: Jun 19, 2007
From: San Gabriel Valley-SoCal
|Posted: 2007-09-22 2:09 pm  Permalink|
F**KING OUTSTANDING! Where on gods green Earth did you procure a monster log like that?! And how much would it cost to Fed Ex me one?
Same as it ever was! (But what looms on the horizon, hmm?)
Joined: Jun 10, 2007
From: Northern Virginia
|Posted: 2007-09-23 7:14 pm  Permalink|
Marcus, I really love your progress shots. Your latest carving is killer!
Joined: Oct 21, 2002
From: Milwaukee, WI
|Posted: 2007-09-23 9:05 pm  Permalink|
Raising the bar really high there Marcus. That's beautiful work. Serious milestone work there.
I love that fact that it is hardwood too. There's some nice big palm tikis out there but the colors and grain of hardwood really add a lot to it.
What were the hours on this beauty if you don't mind me asking? I could never put a price on something like this. Its pure love.
You've arrived man... not that your early stuff wasn't great... but this.... wow.
Joined: Jul 01, 2007
From: where the road and the sky collide
|Posted: 2007-09-24 09:12 am  Permalink|
Geez, what a beautiful thing. That stance really brings it alive.
Joined: Nov 23, 2005
From: Attica, MI
|Posted: 2007-09-24 09:27 am  Permalink|
What Lake said! So when are you going to Hawaii?
Joined: Jul 14, 2005
From: My Island
|Posted: 2007-09-24 3:44 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Mar 31, 2003
From: Boise, Idaho
|Posted: 2007-09-27 1:56 pm  Permalink|
WoW!!! You have the traditional thing down and now you've turned out a flawless "pop" tiki as well, the size makes my jaw drop!!!! Phenomenal!
To drown sorrow, where should one jump first and best? "Certainly not water. Water rusts you." -Frank Sinatra
Joined: Aug 22, 2004
From: Sunny Florida
|Posted: 2007-09-28 03:16 am  Permalink|
Size does matter. Spot on! Lovin the big toes.
Awesome work Mr. Thorn
Joined: Sep 27, 2007
From: Buckley, WA
|Posted: 2007-09-28 7:31 pm  Permalink|
That is so cool, I wish my surf break had a SURF GOD.
|tiki beat by marcus thorn|
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 01, 2005
From: A Little Island called Australia
|Posted: 2007-09-30 12:38 am  Permalink|
Big thanks to Notch, Tiki Diablo, Bowana, Tikifreak1, Robin, JohnnyP, Gman Sneakytiki, McTiki and Seeksurf.
Lakesurfer thanks to you to - it was about 3 months work - 2 full time.
TBirdman - maybe shipping would be better for one as big as this fella thanks.
Surfintiki - I started on him before my trip to Hawaii but had to carve like a man possessed on my return home to get him finished in time for the exhibit.
Hewey "And, er, whats the plan for the big log in the upper right?" to answer this question - it will be a maori for Ocean and EArth when I get a chance to start on him.
Here is a pic of my current tikimobile taken by my mate Pix by Pete
Tiki Beat by Marcus
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2007-09-30 05:09 am  Permalink|
Truely Awesome tiki Marcus, you never cease to amaze me with your offerings. How fortunate you are to be able to find and carve such great logs. Can't wait for the next log to be uncovered.
Joined: Sep 05, 2005
From: Australia / Argentina
|Posted: 2007-09-30 05:43 am  Permalink|
super super job on the ginormo tiki - absolutely jaw dropping. the pic with the val really puts it in perspective (and makes me miss my coupe!). spewing that after coming back to Australia and driving down the coast that I missed seeing the exhibition by just a few days!!
take it easy and look after yourself so you can keep wowing everyone here on TC and educating all the "others" through exhibitions like those at Currumbin.
Joined: Jun 10, 2004
From: Reseda, calif.
|Posted: 2007-09-30 08:21 am  Permalink|
Marcus, what a great piece and what a great photo.
Joined: Sep 14, 2004
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2007-09-30 5:25 pm  Permalink|
Sweet pic mate! You got high res versions? That'd be a sweet poster!