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page 222! Art of Tiki exhibition Paintings and 8 new ones for a HAWAII ADVENTURE!
Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2510
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2008-01-16 4:43 pm   Permalink

PS: I can't stop from coming back here through out the day today...

The best way to describe it, I guess, is if Giotto and Peter Max decided to eat some mushrooms, break out the corn oil, and roll out the plastic together. The Saints goes beyond a political statement for me.

I think Big Bro nailed it best on the tiki revival side..."unique and singular perspective". Yup-Yup!


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-01-16 9:34 pm   Permalink

Aloha Friends!
wow! what a delightful surprise to hear from such esteemed company!
bigbrotiki-Thank you so much for your thoughts about the work! The thing i love so much about this community is the diversity of approaches to tiki that a lot of the artists take! Just as in tiki's heyday,there's a lot of inspired people out there and it really feels like a bona-fide revival! it was so great meeting you at Oasis,and finally got a copy of Tiki Modern,which is nothing short of a delight to read and get lost in!
As for the Horror Vacui,There are such solid geometric elements to a tiki face or body or headdress,that they just beg to be filled...Between the enchanted tiki room in Disneyworld,and my grandfather's habit of accumulating paintings,commemorative plates,books,figurines,beer steins,etc.... I think the lushness and clutter of those two places have always seeped into the work....Just as Gauguin notices the faces as "Always the same thing and yet never the same thing." the reason for all the shading and subtle asymmetrical stances of the characters is to make them each a unique individual and it gives them a narrative...a life kinda... well, i blabber enough! Thank you again for your two books and everything else YOU give that enriches the tiki community!
Babalu-Thanks Rick! Glad this other aspect of the work gets the grey matter working!These are interesting times indeed and it's part of our job as artists to record our observations of our world...
Giotto and Peter Max...
ravers-I agree! The Shield tree may work it's way into that Children's book i'll finish 2045! What is it with you people and Saint Surveillance? Vote Ron Paul before it really happens!
This is not a political endorsement....
Paipo-most excellent!
Well..
I did another 2 7 foot Surfboard studies last night whilst hangin in the living room.... There's a lotta little fun characters in these two as well!

Here's the top of the one on the left...
Check out the two chanters!
oogaoogaoogaboogabingabooga!

Nothing like some war shield choppers!

Can't wait to see if teaKs tries to count the tikis in these!

Second one!
I love this bugeye guy holding up a head that didn't quite shrink, with his two buddies holding up his arms...or are they praying? hmmmm

i like these little gimpyhands....
and the "moutheyes" near the bottom...

I like the indifferent look of the middle guy!

closeup of Bugeye and pals....this should be a separate painting...

and a blowup of the chanters....

back to the Studio!
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-01-17 03:48 am   Permalink

Wow man! I dont check in for a couple days and you've got some sweet art happening! Nice work mate, cant wait to watch the surfboars progress. Want to come over and paint my kayak?
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Surf tiki
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Joined: Jun 28, 2005
Posts: 270
From: Va Beach
Posted: 2008-01-17 08:11 am   Permalink

It's like your making tiki fractals.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3857
Posted: 2008-01-17 10:35 am   Permalink

Yeah, Fractikis!

I think I see fish like shapes in there, and maybe sea snake shapes too. Quite amazing!
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-01-19 2:58 pm   Permalink

Hey Kidz!
hewey-Thank you Sir for visiting so often!The surfboard is looming over the horizon....
just a matter of nailing the final design....would love to come over and paint your kayak...
If i can sell this new one, i just might be able to afford to do that! Been re-reading that
PNG Myths book you sent me a while back and i can feel some pieces gurgling into shape
in the near future....
Surftiki-Tiki fractals?
Not quite that intricate,but i'm workin towards it!
Brad-There are a couple of things in there,intentional and unintentional...
a lot of it derives from making the initial shapes,then seeing what's in there....
The exercise of cutting out shapes and reverse-engineering tikis into them
for my christmas cards has really helped!
quite amazing,you say?
about as amazing as the floor and roof boards on your new painting!
Weeeeeeeeeeeell.....
'member on my previous post where i mentioned....
"closeup of Bugeye and pals....this should be a separate painting..."

Well, i happened to have a moldy old cutting board that needed
some TLC and a makeover so.....
May i introduce...
"the Head that Would Not Shrink" gouache on wood

I imagine the middle guy,after a successful battle,
acquired a victim,and after several unsuccessful attempts to shrink
said victim's head,he decides to parade about the village with his
trophy....His two assistants are holding up his arms,praying,or
grabbing at the gigantic food source!
TOP detail

BOTTOM detail

Here's an extry close detail of the cannibal,to give you a feel
for the paint on the gessoed wood...

Also decided to shoot the 7 foot surfboard i will be painting soon..

that's me dog Phoebe saying, "Aloha TC Ohana!"

We have some banana trees around the property,and their
flowers are just so cool and alien-lookin i just hadda share em!
Those are lil' bananers in there!

If i was an alien,this is what my spaceship would like!

Have a Great day!
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ravenne
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1015
Posted: 2008-01-19 3:07 pm   Permalink

Just as I was replying to yer previous post, you go ahead and make anudder!

I was remarking how much I like the studies you are doing for the surf boards!

Especially that lil guy, cause he sticks out from the rest.

And you made him a separate piece which turned out coolio!
The lil nomnom guys are adorable!
And that lil dude in the middle looks like he can be a cool animated character!

Awesome job!

That banana tree rawks! So trippy lookin, I can see where it influenced some pieces

And your doggie is sooooo cuuute! Reminds me of the dog my aunt has in Bolivia!


Keep on rawkin dat art!
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blacksandz
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 158
From: Western NY
Posted: 2008-01-19 3:24 pm   Permalink

You knocked out the (2) surfboard studies in one night? Incredible!

"the Head that Would Not Shrink" is super!

Your attention to detail is stupefying! Mindblowing!!!


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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-01-19 5:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-19 14:58, little lost tiki wrote:
If i was an alien,this is what my spaceship would like!




What, an RV?
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-01-19 7:43 pm   Permalink

Your brain must always be on overtime!!! An imagination such as yours is such a blessing. Fabulous...Fabulous...Fabulous.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-01-19 9:39 pm   Permalink

dem Nanner buds always remind me of dis......


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Swamp Fire
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 1203
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2008-01-20 09:46 am   Permalink

Kenster,
Wow, love that head that would not shrink piece!
Another great idea and great execution.


 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
From: The thumb !
Posted: 2008-01-20 09:54 am   Permalink

Kin can, That last pic is da bomb. One of your best in a few. I like the little belly on that guy. But the head is the best part. Sorta like a football. But reminds me of the part in Nightmare Before Christmas were they are making Christmas and turn that old rat into a delightful new hat, which happens to be a bat. word
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2008-01-21 7:11 pm   Permalink

I dig the unshrunken head, Ken... There's lots of character to that guy!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2008-01-21 7:42 pm   Permalink

And I'm digging the color choices! (...and your space ship!)


 
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