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page 222! Art of Tiki exhibition Paintings and 8 new ones for a HAWAII ADVENTURE!
Tiki Baï
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From: Paris France
Posted: 2009-07-10 10:22 am   Permalink

OH MYYYYYY!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOO Cooooooooooooooolllllll!!!!!!! Très jooooooliiiii!!!!!
I want them!!!
oh and Thank you to make my dream comes true!! a kenny coffee mug!! Bravo!!

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little lost tiki
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Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-07-14 12:41 am   Permalink

wow..
i am amazed you all dig these little cuties of a coffee mug!
Thank you!
thank you!
a big MAHALO to..
kingstiedye
ravers
Bill 4WD Tiki (hopefully we can undercut Buzzy on these! )
hiltiki
leleliz
Meheadhunter
Mr. bradley TikiShark
Sir BooBen (there's gotta be some room at the top next to Wyland,don't you think? )
congatiki ( those Moais had been cramped up for Ages-i guess they needed to stretch!)
Mango
AlohaStation
MadDoggieMike
Kiki-will have some of that size info and stuff near the bottom of this thankie list!
SkinnyDog Jen
Paipo-yes! you can buy them as a set or separately!
You save a couple of bucks with the set tho!
thanks for the props on the Maoris and karate chop Moais!
Babalu
LOL Tiki
Iokona Ki'i
Unkl Ian-don't burn your brushes..every stroke adds to your skill points!
Traveling Jonesy-Fab Four!
Swampfire-maybe a couple sets for Oasis,just to preview em.Then I'm gonna let the crowd loose on Brian,and let him handle all the bizznazz stuff....
Clarita
TikiJoe's Pop-these mugs will hold ANYTHING liquid!
from mercury to ZIPFIZZ to KWAWFEE to MaiTais!
it's incredible what technology can do today!
Tikipops
tobunga-i agree with jen..you are too supercool for skool!
and Tiki Bai!
I wish i could give you ALL hugs!
Thanks for saying such nice things about this project!
I hope my art can put a smile in all your mornings sometime soon!

I talked to Brian tonight
and we'll be selling these thru his
tikitees.com website
NOT YET!
We gotta few lil fine tunings and they should be ready before you know it...
I'll throw up an announcement in marketplace when the time is ripe...
They will hold 11oz of mocha madness
the price will be around 8 bones apiece
and around 30 for a set of four
(you save DEUCE BUCKS when you get them all!)
AGAIN, LET ME REPEAT
they are not ready yet
an announcement will be made!
Thank you for your patience....

I've also been talking to him about
having 10 XL white tees of each of the four designs
and doing a run of 10 prints of each of the four designs
That's only TEN signed and numbered prints!
THAT'S A PRETTY SMALL RUN
they be rareified!
So get yours at Oasis this year!


Okay....now onto the NEW ART!

First off,this has been a week of nifty gifts from some nifty friends
First off,croe67, FOM member and too cool friend
sent me a friggin BOX of monkeypods
with which to create wonderful and delightful items of magic
for you,dear viewer,to enjoy!
Thanks Carolyn! I'm blessed and amazed to have such cool friends..

here's some of them lying in situ
awaiting transformation...
cheggout the pea pod one!


Close-up!


This is how i work
FACTORY STYLE!
i lay them all on the floor
examine them
grab a few
gesso them
grab another batch
gesso them
etc
until the first batch is dry
then i paint on them
until, they're done
and the second batch is ready to be painted
and so on...
SMALL WONDER VICKI SUPERPOWER STYLE!



The next in the Week of Gifts
was from dear old Uncle BooBen
who was over to get some of his achey mussels realigned and fixed up.
He had brought me these cool "floor scraps" nailed to some wood particle board creations
So,always up for a collaboration,especially with such a brilliant friend,
i finished them in about 4 days in an ART FRENZEEEE!
I'm gonna show them in order,so U can see the evolution of approaches
and the different styles used in such...
BOOBEN COLLAB #1 (only one is titled so far!)



Working with a dimensional surface was a bit challenging
for this first one, i followed the tiki face provided
and tried an abstract tight stained glass style for it


detail!


BOOBEN COLLAB#2

Decided to still use the original dimensional elements as a guide
this one departed from the rigors of the structured stained glass feel
with a bit rougher/looser/and more fabric print-tapa driven
almost like a combination of shapes that happen to form a tiki
kind of like Ben's original intent...


Detail


BOOBEN COLLAB #3 actually has a title
it's "One-Eye Moai" and it almost didn't happen!
here's what the surface looked like in the beginning..


turn it upside down....

Ah! that's better!

here it is after a good start
(not the stamping and type allowed to peek thru on the left..)


and here it is,after finishing!


i left some of the type,to kinda pay homage to Ben's Punk Rock aesthetic!
and approached the theme and style with a raw semi-abstract meets 50's space theme...

Detail!


and here is BOOBEN COLLAB #4
this is one where i decided to break loose of the confines of the raised shapes
on the surface...

and there were quite a few to get around..
Ah SHALLANGE! (that's Challenge inna french accent!)

and here's the dreamy scene with a Monkeyman nom Nom guy beating some drums!


here's a side-ish view to show how thick the sides are..



THANK YOU BEN!
that was a hoot!

here's "FourArm" (working title for now)
this piece was started at hanks CHOP
and now it's done!


Here's another booBen scrap that was yet another SHALLANGE!
because the surface was divided..
So, after 2 tries over a period of 6 months
it is finally finished..
"Drumming to the Fish"

details of each half..



here's another BooBen frame that was weathered with some acrylic washes of sepia...
"Jungle Spirits"


Deet!


AND...just when you thought it was over....
another BooBen collab...the guy is unstoppable!
Thank ye Ben!
"tongue wagger"


now for some Monkeypod magic!

"Four bowls"


"Pineapple eater!


Here's a weird duck piece that carolyn had sent a while back..
why not?
"Sky and Water"


here's a side view so you can see the duck head...
i figgered a Solomon islands style would take some of the cheesiness from the piece

Thanks Caroline!

And these next two are objects from Sir Squid's thrift shoppe excursions!
the man has the EYE for surfaces!

this is a cutting board...
"Moonlight meeting"


and this cool object too!
"Shield Skull Tusk boy" (working title for now)

Thanks Brother Squids!

Here's some canvas pieces for Oasis
"Jungle Stomp"


Details



and another imaginary tiki palace/bar
but this one is a boat!
"Moonlight Oasis"


here's a PNG shield inspired happy fellow!
"Sun"


Also painted on these skinny minnie wood shallow shadow box thangs...
"Pele's totem"


"Tropical Nocturne"



"Sea Spirits"
Humboldt bay,PNG,i do believe..


untitled..


and sadly, i believe that's all for now..
i have about 6 new wee wee lil ones
that I probably won't take the time to shoot...sorry!

here's some of the babies awaiting Quality Control before heading to Oasis!




but now it's time to go to bed...work tomorrow...sigh!
Goodnight dear Ohana!
and thanks for visiting!

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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-07-14 05:45 am   Permalink

Ken, you are the AM/PM of Tiki - Too Much Good Stuff!

Love those 3D floor scrap pieces! They really pop.


 
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Swamp Fire
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-07-14 09:51 am   Permalink

Awesome stuff Mr. Ken.

I've always been a fan of 3D paintings and I love the pieces you did with Ben, what a team!
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Skinny Dog
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Posts: 302
From: Long Beach Ca. /Chicago
Posted: 2009-07-14 09:56 am   Permalink

Damn Kinny, why don't you get off your lazy ass and do something.

Wow, I love, love, love it all. Floor scraps, monkey pods. Now just stop it!

Love, Jen
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TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 637
From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2009-07-14 11:34 am   Permalink

Oh, is THAT all ! lol
Your like a man possessed, but it seems to be working out for you quite well so hey , thats what paints are for!
opening your thread is like that scene in PLEASANTVILLE when the art book full of color opens....yeah like that !


 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-07-14 11:51 am   Permalink

That's all? Jeez, you're slowing down in your old age.

 
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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-07-14 12:24 pm   Permalink

Like the idea of the 3D paintings. Everything looks great

 
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Unkl Ian
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From: Backwoods of Canada
Posted: 2009-07-14 12:31 pm   Permalink

Brilliant work.

 
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Kiki von Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2008
Posts: 758
From: Irvine, CA
Posted: 2009-07-14 5:07 pm   Permalink

Golly Moses, that's a big load of crap. When are you gonna do something GOOD and USEFUL like FABRIC? "Four Bowls" is 4 separate bowls, yes? Can I get dibs on one of the brownish ones? I need something to eat my Cheerios out of.
(Lil Blue says hey by the way, and when can she hang out with Nunkle Kinny again?)


I really do want one of those bowls. I'll be nice.
The dimensional pieces look super cool - that must've been fun to experiment in 3-D!
And you know I especially love your Solomon Island style stuff...


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Posted: 2009-07-14 8:51 pm   Permalink

It's a tsumani of tstupendous tstuff!

The dimensional pieces are your inner sculptor trying to claw it's way out
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Bowana
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Posted: 2009-07-14 9:08 pm   Permalink

Pappy Haggler's is going to be busting at the seams!
You've got a long way to go, so you'd better get busy, young man.

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Meheadhunter
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Posted: 2009-07-14 11:20 pm   Permalink

Very cool stuff Kinny....you gotta let me in on your secret of how you get so much done so fast!!
Awesome!!


 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2009-07-14 11:47 pm   Permalink

Hey Ken- Those multilayered pieces are beautiful! Fine stuff! It's nice to see you pushing the standard into different territories. I saw the word "kookypants" and I knew it would be something else awesome!
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Iokona Ki'i
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Posted: 2009-07-15 7:22 pm   Permalink

Those pieces you did with Ben are just awesome!
More of those in a big way! Great improvising!
The rest are just plain amazing! Hooray!



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