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tikis by marcus thorn
sasquatch
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Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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From: Newcastle, Australia
Posted: 2010-09-15 05:11 am   Permalink

Seidler House... wow great location for some Tiki carving. Email sent.

 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2010-10-26 7:04 pm   Permalink

This was posted by Grimbo a mate of mine on an Aussie hot rodding forum, he had a great time at the workshop Marcus held in Canberra. I'm looking forward to the Sydney one

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Marcus Thorn came to town and conducted one of his carving workshops. It was one of the best things I have done in quite sometime. Two big days of carving, shooting the breeze and of course beers and sh@t stirring. All who attended had a great time, Marcus is a very genuine down to earth bloke and a great teacher to boot.

Well he is a few shots.

Cheers
Sam

The lads



Marcus and I



And the tiki I carved and just finished staining and oiling.







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From: Denmark, Frederikshavn
Posted: 2010-10-27 11:54 am   Permalink

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On 2005-06-01 00:44, tiki beat by marcus thorn wrote:


This piece was commissioned by Darryl Von Wierdo for an Erotica Art Show at Kingscliff Australia in June 2004

A little about me, I have been involved in the Hot Rod/Rockabilly scene for about 15 years and have been expressing myself through art in one form or another since my early teens - originally through painting. The "Beat" in Tiki Beat is meant to express the Polynesian drums and the Beatnik rythm associated with popculture.

My Tikis are now better travellers than I am - I now have pieces in Japan, England and various states of Australia. Shige Suganuma of Mooneyes proudly displayed in his foyer in Japan. Recently I have been approached to carve pieces for upcoming resort developments in Northern Queensland. It is a very humbling experience to have my artwork admired and sought after.




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they look wery cool...




 
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 719
From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2010-12-23 3:47 pm   Permalink

Man I am calling 2010 the year that flew by…it is mind blowing that only 12 months ago I made the decision to give my travelling to Hawaii a break while the US recovers from its financial troubles and concentrate on more adventures closer to home here in Australia and give my workshops a go so here is a recap of 2010.

I carved a piece in collaboration with my good friend James Owen of Car Noir for the The Califonia Screamin Show in California held in April - May 2010. This piece is the Rockabilly Zombie Gear Shifter. One of the first pieces that Jim and I will be working on.

The beginning of the year had me designing a mug for the Wintersun Festival and also organizing two international artists to guest star with me at the Wintersun Festival in June at Coollangatta James Owen of Car Noir and Max Grundy of Fear is the New Beauty. The weekend was a blast we had a great time meeting everyone and selling our art and t-shirts, we really showed the boys from the States how enthusiastic the Australian collectors can be, our stock was quickly depleted.

Then onto my first Workshops in Brisbane, what a great bunch of people, looking back now I was nervous of my ability to teach others how to pull the magic out of logs, and they were so eager to learn, these same students are now showing signs of becoming amongst the best carvers that I have seen in Australia.

My next workshops were in Melbourne and I am always glad to travel to my friends studio at Kustom Lane Gallery and spend time with the people of Melbourne. The demand in Melbourne had me spending two weeks down there for a number of workshops and I look forward to my next one in May 2011.

I have never been to Canberra and was welcomed by the students down there and our hosts David and Mary Maloney were so generous with their home and catering for the weekend.

Then off to Sydney and spend time with my good friend Hewey aka “Andrew Hewson” who hosted the workshop at his home in the West, wow did the weather get hot that weekend but my students were real troupers and carved their way through it. One of the guys travelled three hours each day to get there which is such a huge compliment.

I returned home to the news that I had time for a quick change of clothes, kiss the missus and being flown off to Western Australian by a client to discuss very exciting project that is in the works for next year.

It was also my great privilege to receive an email from the personal Assistant for James Hetfield from Metallica asking if I would have time to come as a VIP guest to one of the gigs being held in Australia. Given my travels at the time I got to choose which town I would go to the concert and I got to take a couple of guests of my choice with me. As it turns out James is a big fan of my work and it was such a surreal experience signing pieces of my work for such a big name. Wow!

I hope you and yours have a great holiday season and see you for more groovy good times and going ons in 2011.













Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

And the beat goes on…. Marcus

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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2010-12-24 12:45 am   Permalink

Great to see you having so much fun with it all Marcus, 'cause that's what its all about!

You ooze talent and deserve all the good things that keep coming to you!

Wishing you a very creative and successful 2011! Keep on bringing a smile to our faces with your updates!

The Metallica story is very cool! Kirk Hammett owns one of my tikis!
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2010-12-25 05:18 am   Permalink

Really Cool stories Marcus, I Love seeing you get so popular, you have been a real boost to the Tiki Scene down Under and your efforts have really been showing, Congrats.
One of these days, you can come to Florida and do a carving class and I'll sign up.
Hope you had a great CHRISTMAS!
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2011-02-05 3:09 pm   Permalink

Its already been a crazy busy year for me, I have held my first carving workshop in Brisbane have another couple booked in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne for the next few months.

I have just returned from a guest artist gig at the very first Rites of Passage Tattoo Convention & Arts Festival held in Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne.

I wanted to say thank you to the people who travelled from far and wide to meet me and enjoyed meeting a bunch of nice people and hanging out with my friends Tony & Janet from Kustom Lane Gallery who set up next to me in “Tiki Town”. The efforts that the organizers put into this event were amazing and I look forward to going back next year for a bigger and better event.



Heading off to the States this week, going to hang out with my pal James Owens of Car Noir in Tennessee and then meet up with Max Grundy and stay with him and the family in LA for a couple of days. Catching up with Leroy and Bob (my carving mentors) for lunch and rum. These guys were part of the original tiki scene in the States back in the day . If you have read the Big Book of Tiki you will know all about them if you haven’t got this book go get it! Its my Bible. Get my MaiTai on at some tiki bars and of course Mrs Tiki Beat will need to get some shopping done. We head off to Palm Springs to promote Australian Modernism and preservation with our very own Lecture on the program, its very exciting to be a guest and take part in the Modernism week . Palm Springs knows how to throw a party and they do it in Style. I will share the highlights of my trip with you when I get back.














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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-02-06 09:27 am   Permalink

very cool stuff man!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2011-02-09 03:45 am   Permalink

Thanks for the update, make sure you get plenty of pics mate

 
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tiki 65
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From: KnoxVegas
Posted: 2011-02-12 4:40 pm   Permalink

It was a pleasure to meet the Mrs and you today. I hope you have a great holiday here in the states and safe journey home.


Swanky................................Tiki Beat.......................Tiki 65.......................James Owens
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Thanks to the Swankys and Owens for bringing you and the Mrs over. I look forward to the next time we meet.


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Featherstone58
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Joined: Mar 10, 2009
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From: Perth West Australia
Posted: 2011-02-13 12:16 am   Permalink

Hey Markus

really envy you getting to Palm Springs for Modernism week Maaan...Next Year maybe! Great news also about that future project in the West..if there is any chance of a carving workshop in Perth while your over at some stage I would definitely be interested...

...following the beat

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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2011-02-13 5:57 pm   Permalink

Great to have you guys in the Hideaway! Hope we can do some projects in the future or just more down time!
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2011-04-30 05:20 am   Permalink

Tiki Beat Melbourne Two Day Workshop - 14 and 15 May at Kustom Lane Gallery Luton Lane Hawthorne - spots still available - personal message to get more details if you want to attend.
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hewey
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Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2011-05-14 06:45 am   Permalink

Come on mate, I know you've been doing some more carving, dont be shy!

 
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2011-05-14 9:03 pm   Permalink

Back from my Tiki n Toxica Show in Melbourne with Big Toe - great weekend. Off to Perth this week for another project, before I go here are some pics of my recent stuff that I havent had a chance to share with you all.



This piece was for the Rites of Passage Tattoo Show in Melbourne
















Tiki N Toxica - Gilligans Island Episode "Litte Buddy meets the Headhunters"
























Fun and Games at Tiki 'n' Toxica Gallery show




Paul Hughes Artist with Tiki Beat





Big Toe Tom Laura with Tiki Beat - such a cool guy great to finally catch up


Big Toe and Tony Owner of Kustom Lane Gallery..contemplating "are we next?"


Big Toe and Tiki beat radio interviews to promote the show



Fond Farewells?


Original Shifter SOLD and new Resin Moulds now for sale $60.00


Tiki Beat with creator of Tiki Beat moulds Chris Schultz


Making new friends and getting myself into trouble


The Mai Tai makers, Janet Peake wife of Tony and owner of Kustom Lane Gallery her sister Dianne and the lovely Natalie


Very talented artist Dave Kohlman - Barber by day and artist by night - keep your eye out for this guy he is going places.

Okay so this should catch you all up on some of my latest activities...be back soon










































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