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Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-07-02 11:26 am   Permalink

Cranked out three new PNG inspired pieces the other day... there is a large tiki like this in the indoor gardens at the Mai Kai.

Here is my take on him... I call him "Wewak."



6.5" W x 20" H

He's named after the capital city of East Sepik, PNG.

These will be among the special collection of work I'll be bringing to Tiki Oasis.



Look for more color in my next piece... a wall panel carving similar to a storyboard.


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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2009-07-02 3:35 pm   Permalink

Wewak looks Sweet! How did you get the blue to standout like that? Color combo looks great.
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TravelingJones
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Posted: 2009-07-02 4:35 pm   Permalink

** All better now...thanks Lake! **

Yeah, Wewak... he's one baaaad mutha #%$f&%#r...Hush, shutchyo mouth!!

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Am I the only one viewing the broken link? (red-X/white box)
I wanna see a Wewak...
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-07-03 05:31 am   Permalink

Tikilizard, many thanks!

Just a vibrant blue color I guess?


Jonesy!

Sorry about that!

You should be able to see him now... I went back and edited the photo, it was uploaded incorrectly as a cmyk image rather than a rgb.

More than likely the reason you couldn't see it, but it did appear on the post for me.

Look forward to your feedback!

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congatiki
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Posted: 2009-07-03 06:47 am   Permalink

Conga happy today....digging your latest Lake!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-07-03 8:21 pm   Permalink

Nice stuff lake, you're Cruising right along and should have a full truck SOONQ

 
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leleliz
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Posted: 2009-07-03 8:25 pm   Permalink

Oh I couldnt see him at 1st either..I am glad I came back to check.

Love your PNG style Lake.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-07-05 12:13 am   Permalink

Conga, Benz and Liz, thanks so much for the kind feedback!

Having a lot of fun with this new batch of work, lots of inspiration flowing.

Looking down the homestretch here towards San Diego... 6 weeks and counting.

Gonna be a busy month!


 
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Posted: 2009-07-07 11:58 pm   Permalink

I've always been interested in all the other Oceania art styles, and recently have been reading up and studying them.

For my latest piece, I focused on Micronesia.

A little description of Micronesian art:

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The Austronesian-speaking cultures of Micronesia and related Polynesian outlying islands in Micronesia and Melanesia tend to stratify more than the non-Austronesian cultures in New Guinea and other Melanesian areas. They are frequently organized around chieftainships with craft and ritual specializations, and their religions include named deities as well as honored ancestors. Characteristics such as simplification and geometric abstraction of natural forms often differentiate Micronesian art from the arts of Melanesia, Polynesia, and Australia.




My latest carving was inspired by storyboards on the island of Palau.


A description:

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Belau Art (Caroline Islands)

Ceremonial Hous Storyboards:

The Belau islanders create elaborately painted men's ceremonial clubhouses called bai. On a recently constructed example, the gable "storyboards" illustrate important historical events and myths related to the clan. Other elements on the fašade include symbols and images of Belau deities. While the Abelam and Iatmul make their ceremonial houses by elaborate combinations of different materials, the Belau use joined wooden elements.



Here's my storyboard... carved and hand painted,



12" W x 34" H

Because I love to create more work for myself, I'll be carving and painting some more pieces inspired by storyboards for my collection of work at Tiki Oasis!

Stop by and check 'em out!

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Grapa-RuHa
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Posted: 2009-07-08 12:18 am   Permalink

Great work on the storyboards. Is there gonna be a story?
The combination of wood structure and flat color works beautifully.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-07-08 12:24 am   Permalink

Thanks so much for the kind compliment Grapa-RuHa!

I'm taking bits of the stories and creating individual boards for them, so they will tell pieces of the full stories.

I've found painting to be a nice relaxing close to my new pieces after the physical nature of wood carving, having a lot of fun with it lately.
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leleliz
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Posted: 2009-07-08 12:35 am   Permalink

Lord...now its a toss up..the Tiki Temples or the Storyboards which ones do I like better.....

great work as always. Love how diverse you are with your carvings. Really creative Lake!


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-07-08 07:19 am   Permalink

MAn Lake, you are gonna have a Booth FULL of Beautiful stuff. I Love it when you make More work for yourself, it Always turns out Great!
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Posted: 2009-07-08 09:52 am   Permalink

COOL storyboard, Lake! I love it. I hope Benz is right- may your booth be overflowing!!!

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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-07-08 11:46 pm   Permalink

leleliz, thanks for your kind compliments!

The South Pacific covers a lot of territory and a lot of different cultures.

Exploring them in different ways and at different times keeps it all fresh and new... keeps burnout at bay.


Benz, thanks for swinging on by to check out the new stuff! I really appreciate the compliments and the vote of confidence!
After it all, I'm looking forward to August as a chance to kick back and relax!

Andy, many mahalos!

The booth will be overflowing for sure. I still have to do a dry run here at the end of July to figure out how to display it all.


Production mode here now, taking a little break from new work to do some inventory work. Pieces I've done before go a little faster than figuring out new ones, so I'll be cranking along here for a couple weeks doing Gope Boards, Kona Style tikis and some more Marquesan work.

I've also got a few irons in the fire for the Chef Shangri-la event at the end of this month. Some special work created just for that.


 
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