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cheeky half
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2007-08-03 12:55 pm   Permalink

We really appreciate hearing that you guys appreciate our efforts to take our mosaics to the next level. We keep pushing ourselves to think about and use the glass in different ways.

I have to say that Godzilla is our favorite "child" right now but sshh don't tell the other "children."

Cheers!
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2007-08-08 08:25 am   Permalink

Great Job Cheekyhalf!
The 1/2 mug mosaics are kickin and GODZIRRA is beautiful! You took an ambitious/challenging concept and nailed it!!!!
I love the lady shouting "GODZIRRA!" in the foreground,and am right there with Chongo in admiring the shattered concrete and the blast! Who knew mosaics could have so much movement and action? Rockin!


 
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cheeky half
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Posted: 2007-08-08 5:21 pm   Permalink

Thanks llt! Godzirra - That's too funny we might have to change the name. See you at Oasis!
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ivanchan
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Posted: 2007-08-08 5:24 pm   Permalink

Love the Godzilla piece, wow!! Glad you posted it, even if it's not tiki--well, it's Pacific Islander in spirit and geography, right?

Got you on MySpace. Thanks for putting that link, too.

Take care,

I.
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Swamp Fire
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-08-08 7:51 pm   Permalink

Will Godzilla be making an appearance at Tiki Oasis?
You kids are the masters of glass.
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cheeky half
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2007-08-10 1:11 pm   Permalink

Hey Swampy. Yes indeed, we plan on bringing Mr. Godzilla to Oasis. He's bloody heavy though.
Ivan, I like the Pacific Island connection. I knew we could kinda include him somehow. Thanks fer the MySpace add thingy, too.

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cheeky half
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Joined: Nov 22, 2002
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2007-11-13 11:31 am   Permalink

We've been working on some new pieces, combining both new and vintage tiki mugs into our mosaics.
We're still looking for an original War God mug to cut up, if anyone has a spare????

Otto's Shrunken Head + Velvet Glass =


Doug Horne + Velvet Glass=


Fu Manchu + Velvet Glass=


Screwed Up Squid + Velvet Glass=


Make Da Mug + Velvet Glass=






This one is mirrored...




There are other pictures of these on our web site if you're interested.
Hope you like...

m&m
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TravelingJones
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2007-11-13 2:30 pm   Permalink

M&M,

Stop thinking about some sort of strict ordering of dimensions. Consider the three spatial dimensions we are normally familiar with. Where YOU are right now, you can divide them into "forward-backward", "left-right", and "up-down". Now turn 45 degrees, or tilt your head. Those directions are no longer special. When we talk about three dimensions, we mean that there are three ways to move, but there is no "first dimension".

To understand a small, curled up dimension, it will take an analogy. Take a piece of paper and roll it into a tube with a small diameter. For the sake of analogy, pretend that the tube is infinitely long. What you have now is a two-dimensional surface, with one large (infinite) dimension, and one small dimension that is curled up. Anything confined to the surface of the tube will move freely along the long dimension, but will not be able to go far along the short, curled-up dimension.

The three spatial dimensions that we use may be infinite, but they're certainly very big. Any extra dimensions must be small (or else we would observe a number of strange effects, such as a dramatic strengthening of gravity at small distances. This "smallness" is measured the same way we measure any size --in length. Extra dimensions must have a small diameter. I forget what experimental bounds have been placed on the maximum diameter, let's just say that they're smaller than a bread-box.

Time extends all the way back to big bang (over 13 billion years ago) and from what we can tell, will have no end in the future. Believe it or not, the relationship between time and space is pretty well-understood by physicists. Minkowski first figured it out, and Einstein helped complete the picture. It is possible (and meaningful) to measure time in meters. Anyway, time is a "large" dimension.

Mosaic prowess clearly substantiates art.
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2007-11-13 2:38 pm   Permalink

GROG's fingers are bleeding just thinking about all the work you guys put into these.

Neato stuff. GROG like.


 
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2007-11-13 2:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-11-13 14:30, TravelingJones wrote:

Believe it or not, the relationship between time and space is pretty well-understood by physicists.




and Buzzy of course...

"Time was invented so that we can change our minds - Space was invented so that we can dance."

Your mosaic work is just awesome!!

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cheeky half
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Joined: Nov 22, 2002
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2007-11-13 4:25 pm   Permalink

Grog and Buzzy.....
Thanks guys.

Jonesey.....
errr......ok.

We love you all. Always for ever and ever. In all the dimensions.

m&m


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artosaurus
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Joined: Aug 15, 2007
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2007-11-14 12:04 pm   Permalink

These are very, very cool!
I love the Bride of Frankenstein piece. The incorporation of the mug is perfect.
The one below it with the go-go girl is just sublime. Color and design in perfect harmony.
My other favorite is the one with the skull on the spear. The movement of the background shapes
plays really well behind the still mug.
You've taken mosaics to a whole new level.


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GROG
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Posted: 2007-11-14 2:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-11-14 12:04, artosaurus wrote:
You've taken mosaics to a whole new level.



WOW!! THESE ARE MOSAICS??

GROG thought they were just broken glass skillfully arranged to make art.

Now GROG REALLY impressed!!


 
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cheeky half
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2007-11-15 07:00 am   Permalink

artosaurus....thanks for appreciating our work. Makes all the bloodied fingertips seem worthwhile.

GROG.... It's the 'skillful' bit that's the real trick ;-)
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Swamp Fire
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-11-15 4:21 pm   Permalink

Great idea doing the mugs with the glass.
I really like the Bride of Frankenstein.
Keep up the great work!
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