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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-03-14 9:23 pm   Permalink

GROG: thanks, but u know me... I'm barely started!
zerostreet - THANX!
Sneakytiki - it's the comic/cosmic connection tween tikis and jack-o-lanterns. (right?)

Herez were we is now...

Close up o the green cheese moon and the green wave... which I painted the night the TSUNAMI hit Kona! WEIRD! Sirens going off every hour all night long. Kona has NEVER been hit by a wave in recorded history (it's always the Other side of the island that gets it) so....weird! I put all the fear and expectation all night into the painting of the wave... hope I captured some sinister - ness in it.
ALOHA!

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Posted: 2011-03-15 2:47 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's a bit more... clouds drifting in on the evening breeze...

more 2 come...
mahalo!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-03-16 12:35 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Here's the whole thing so far...

Here's a closer look at the palm trees.
More to come....
MAHALO!


 
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Posted: 2011-03-16 7:48 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

DUUUUDE! CHECK IT OUT!
The calander finally came out!
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Posted: 2011-03-16 8:51 pm   Permalink

Yeah, the calendars are in the Maui WalMart. Dale picked one up for me last week!




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Posted: 2011-03-17 12:04 am   Permalink

MauiTiki~ That's so great! I bet November is Dale's favorite month (that's the month that has his hot rod featured in da painting). It's very exciting, I'm still stunned thinking about having a calender of my work out there - and I think it's important as an artist, to be in high end galleries, but it's also exciting and just as important to be apart of tourist merch in low brow venues too. I mean, we call it "low brow art" ... right. Something some one will buy for a few bucks and tuck away and ten years later remember their Hawaiian Vacation by thumbing through it's fading pages. It's like filtering down and being part of pop culture - real pop culture. I'm not sure where all the places the calenders will be sold. I don't think they'll make it to the mainland. But, it makes me smile to think my art is in the souvenir isle at Walmart as well as the high end gallery in Maui and such swank places.

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Posted: 2011-03-17 12:40 am   Permalink

Love that Moon !!
You also make that water look so full of magic
Super cool about the calendar !!!


 
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Posted: 2011-03-18 05:29 am   Permalink

Thanks Tiki Duddy, It's getting there.

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2011-03-18 05:55 am   Permalink

I like how the top of the tiki has that Witco grain effect goes on. And then the skull in the tiki. Something like that could only be brought forth by a member of the modern tiki movement.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-03-21 9:48 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
teaKEY-Good thinking, I am certainly influenced by all the tiki art that has gone before me... and I am a big fan of the Tiki Modern book (with all that yummy Witco tiki art in it!)!

Here's so far...

A closer look at that half Witco half Parker tiki (with an LLT skull hole!)

Here's a even closer look see at the woody-ness. I'm not even started the REAL fun part of "weathering" the wood!
so, LOTS to come! But, It's gotta get done soon! It has to be a finished digital file by months end to make it into the 25th anniversary La Luz De Jesus Art Show Book.
...paint paint paint (sweat in fear of not being worthy) paint paint...


 
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Posted: 2011-03-25 08:00 am   Permalink

Go Brad GO!
you can do it!
the piece is lookin TIGHT thus far!
the Dr. recommends loads of Coffee!
your inspiration and talent will do the rest!
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Posted: 2011-03-30 3:48 pm   Permalink

ALOHA Tiki Tribe!
Thanks LLT - I'm actually doing the green tea thing, I think it's got enough caffeine - I try to steer away from drinking cases of red bull, that stuff just was way too addictive for me!

Got most of the detail of the woody-look of the tiki done, starting to work up the glowing embers in his head.

Here's the whole thing thus far... almost done...

Mahalo!


 
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Posted: 2011-04-02 8:21 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Here's da' kine

Here's the other da'kine

OK, yes, it makes sense to me...

All finished!

Mahalo for watching.


 
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Posted: 2011-04-03 2:53 pm   Permalink

MAGNIFICENT BRAD!
every detail is accounted for....including sand on the bottom of the pumpkin!
WOWz!


 
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Posted: 2011-04-03 3:08 pm   Permalink

Very cool! As always, the Tiki's texture is amazing!

 
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