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page 222! Art of Tiki exhibition Paintings and 8 new ones for a HAWAII ADVENTURE!
zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-12-20 06:52 am   Permalink

Beautiful! Quite the cannibal series you got going!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-12-20 07:41 am   Permalink

19 bamboo frames - that should keep you busy for a week or so I think that guy under his chin is a tiki remora.
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2011-12-20 08:22 am   Permalink

Awesome !

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-12-20 08:23 am   Permalink

Awesome Frames!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-12-20 10:16 am   Permalink

Kenny, here's to stoking the creative fires. Your art makes me very happy. I smile when I look at each piece. You are just wonderful and its a joy to behold your art. Wendy
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2011-12-20 9:34 pm   Permalink

Your latest is so cute....yet so disturbing.

Are you Tim Burton?


 
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TikiDaye
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Posted: 2011-12-21 12:26 am   Permalink

Kinney!

I love me some orongo birds! I like the 'tied on' skulls... Nice touch, bro.

Cannot wait to see the other 19 Bamboo Ben pieces come to life...

What do you have in mind? Any particular themes you are dreaming up?

Peace & blessings, my brother!
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2012-01-04 07:30 am   Permalink

Hey Folks!
a quickie DRIVE-BY before i head off to the grindstone......
zerostreet-Thanks Art-mate! Ya gotta love them cannibals!

MadDog Mikey-What's a Tiki Remora?
Yeah... i think i have enough frames to keep me out of the schoolyard!

Wendy! Lovin that Zombie Torch mug you got going!
Talk about advancing one's craft! You are the MASTER,m;dear!

tigertail777-no Tin Burton here.... i think the secret is to find a little bit of humor amongst the pathos in every situation......

Jason!-how have you been?
As for themes....Not really sure yet... but check back here about once every 2 weeks and your questions will be VISUALLY answered!
Thanks for the visit!

Well...got asked to be in the Contemporary Idol exhibition at m Modern next month
which asks for Primitive Idols in slightly Modernist settings,art styles,or integrated within Modernist interiors,etc.....

PNG,Melanesian,African sources were mentioned.....
so i started to do some research and studies..
here's a few and i'll scan the others out of my sketchbook soon!

First...some African Masks with a Modernist twist!

"African Mask"
ink on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


and another one.....
"African Composition"
ink on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


Here's one with a swanky home and pool in the background....
"Modern Primitive"
ink and watered down acrylic on Aquarelle Watercolor paper (which is actually 100% cotton!)


and here's a drawing with a more Primitive vibe and setting..
"Path to the Cannibal's Hut"
ink and watered down acrylic on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


BUT... I'm thinking of going MORE in this direction with the hut.....

"Refuge by the Bay"
ink on Aquarelle Watercolor paper


I'll post more of this adventure when i get some time this week....
Thanks for all the visits and sweet things y'alls say!




Website is slowly coming together.. I'm on FaceBook Too!
Categorized and Classified!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-01-04 10:25 am   Permalink

Ken, a remora is that fishy looking thing that hangs out with sharks, keeping them clean and munchin' down of the scraps the shark misses. That little guy looks like he's hiding in the chin cleft, just waiting for a snack that the cannibal misses

These latest are a new look for you LLT, I like them!
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2012-01-04 6:44 pm   Permalink

Oh yeahhhhhhh! Nice architectural and primitive goodnesses!

 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-01-04 7:01 pm   Permalink

Nice Ken! Love those mod Masks!

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2012-01-04 9:44 pm   Permalink

HELLO KIDDLES!

Welp... after my third cup o L'Lave Espresso Roast
(in order to avoid that dangerous naptime 6-7pm after work)
it was time to deliver on that promise of posting all those studies
for this upcoming "the Contemporary idol" exhibition
(during modernist Week at mModern in February)
African and PNG and Modernism suggestions on the show invitation
kinda gelled over the holidays
in a scatter-brained kinda way!
and since this is OTHER CRAFTS and all about pieces in progress
and insights into technique and the VERY CREATIVE PROCESS ITSELF
i thought i would share with the ohana
the rough sketches...the ramblins....all the stuff that leads up to creating a MASTERWOIK!

But First.....

Mike!!!!!
that is soooo Hilarious! I think that is what he shall be! Thanks for that insight! kind of a personal groomer for cannibals! Who knows? Wee little Remora may show up on some other cannibal's chin!

As for a new look...kind of an extension as well as mixture of previous styles...
like new combinations
or old combinations with new colorways....
i pored over the Tiki Modern book
and did studies based on a few different styles in that wonderful book
(i know it's been said a lot,
but THANKS SVEN! for all your research and love of this culture you helped usher and inspire!)
Anyways.... i bet if you waded thru the book ,you could find the illustrations that sparked some of these art styles (as well as modernist structures) Below!


BTW..the Tahitian Cannibal Trailer is GAH-ROOVIN along Nicely!
Thank you for your constant enthusiasm and friggin ENERGY!

Sneaks! I've been art-hermiting this whole Holiday vacay
(as you shall see if you scroll downward)
Your dedication and talent and attention to research drives me onward whenever I'm feelin Burnt... Mahalo!
RAP BATTLE SOON!


zerostreet-Scroll down mon freur (is that even a phrase? it sounds kinda French..like "my friend")
and ye shall see more Mod masks...
i tell ya...
Picasso and Braque had it right when they looked towards
Primitive Art in MANY different locales and cultures...

and i know... Tiki IS NOT about African masks
BUT

i say BUT....
the exhibition is about the Primitive Spirit and,just like the Cubists

(and Modernism that DREW from that well as well as aviation sources in line)

this exhibition will consider African sources under the umbrella of Primitive Art and Cultures..
m'KAY?

Playing with these styles ,i applied them towards some Hawaiian influences
(for me,more than the exhibition....)
like this
"Ku"


and this little curmudgeon
(who would make for a great mug or carving methinks!)
"Modernist Lono"


Then....some studies of African masks...
to get a feel for their mood
their lines
their power
so here's some of them....

"African Mask"


"Ancestor Skull"
(this one really didn't apply to the show,but was so compelling...
ever since the Hunters and Collectors show last year revived an interest in the contrast between
adorning skulls for trophies or for revered ancestral purposes)


CHECK OUT SOME OF THE GREAT SHAPES AND FORMS IN THESE!


"Fang Wooden Sculpture"


Here's some MO"!


I forget what area this is from...it may be from a picture i gleaned from a book or the internet....
i blur out for research on the internet....images blur and i follow tangents and find TREASURES!





Oh!
Here's the original study for the "Path to the Cannibal's Hut" piece


and here's the drawing/furthered study


Here's an original vision of the cannibal sculpture,til PNG began to call!


a lil PNG for the LADIES!
whatever that means...


Then it was time to cut loose and play around with some different styles...
"The Dance"


and please bear with me
as I'm sharing ALL of these and as you can see.. a LOT of them are far from perfect

clumsy

searching

but that's what a sketchbook is all about!

putting it down in there is more of a ritual

you solidify it

importantize it!

imprint it in your brain

it's there...

it's not a post-it note in a book in your voluminous library

it's a part of the chronicles

(that you've hopefully,dutifully preserved in sketchbooks and arranged chronologically for easy reference)


Anyways... Please excuse the messiness and such....
Thank you....

"Hunting Dance"


"Drummer"


"Dinner Drums"


after that fun little immersion into the realm of experimentation and play

it was time to do some Architectural studies/elaborations
and see where that leads..

it's kind of uncomfortable territory
but let's take a peek into that world and aesthetic for awhile...

Kinda like that Sci-Fi jag/explosion of studies i did a while back..
click here if you'd like to see those crazy studies!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1677779071611.93402.1451540979&type=1

Ready for an Architectural Journey?

First... a poolside dip!


Here's a structure I'd like in my backyard...
Please buy plenty of my paintings so i can build this...
(it could second as an eventual memorial/mausoleum thingie)


Also did some Solomon Island Boids..
i loves them so!


a HUT!


Here's the structure that will probably make it into the "Path to the Cannibal's Hut"


Here's a study of the structure used in the "Modern Primitive" drawing


and here's the building as it is in the drawing

(that MAY become a painting if i have enough time...)

Time to leave you all with a Modernist Fountain,composed of a tapa-meets-tribal motifs mosaic pathway
leading up to a lovely primitive inspired Sculpture in the middle...



Thanks for tolerating these ramblings...
Time to go paint !
Won't feel like sleepin til around 1!
Night! Night Ohana!

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tigertail777
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2012-01-04 11:05 pm   Permalink

LLT, Don't apologize for your your sketches they are awesome. I love seeing into your creative process. I have not actually used markers that much, but it looks like a great way to do preliminary comps. I may have to try it sometime. I really dig the drummer sketch, but all of them are very cool.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-01-15 02:52 am   Permalink

L O V E the sketches!~ Chock full of inspiration! Love the building...should be a painting... so many Tikis so little time!
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-01-15 09:01 am   Permalink

Kinny, Thank You for sharing your work process, very inspiring, looking really good, man. Love "The Dance", both in concept and in colors...green lawn always reminds me of Palm Springs. And the use of the Sky Palm Motel. Those rock textures in mod structures: Caves for the modern cave man. Have you ever considered putting a modern company "Mad" man in contrast to a primitive idol?

 
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