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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
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Posted: 2011-10-27 8:00 pm   Permalink


"This is where you'll find our bones
In the caves of Smuggler's Cove"

"Smuggler's Cove" by The Crazed Mugs
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2011-10-27 10:03 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

"TIKI CAT" has reached a new higher (or low brow?) level of Hawaiiana souvenir status: It's now a refrigerator magnet in all 100 plus ABC stores across the Hawaiian islands!!! It'll now be taken home by tourists from all over the world! I'll be in kitchens, cubicles, and YARD SALES EVERY WHERE FOR DECADES TO COME! Yippee! Do you think anyone really gets the joke - the low brow kitchy I was going for, or do you think they really think it's a real cute Kitty-cat playing a uke? Can they see close enough to make out the death-head in the cat's pupil? I guess part of the "ART" of this whole piece is that we may never really know for sure, and really does it really matter? My old collage Art appreciation professor would love this!

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Posted: 2011-10-28 11:39 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Mahalo!

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Posted: 2011-10-28 11:43 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Green cat? What green cat?
Mahalo!
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Posted: 2011-10-28 11:51 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Aloha Friday Night on HALLOWEEN Weekend in the pop-surreal section of my local Wyland Art Gallery.
A L O H A !

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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-10-29 06:42 am   Permalink

Beautiful display Brad!

 
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Posted: 2011-10-29 12:56 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
THNX zerostreet!

Here's my LLT Tikis (with skulls for eyes) and almost finished!
Next I take another hint from LLT and will try to work on more than one piece at once. I got 3 roughed out....
that way when I get STUCK on one, I can switch over and keep going on another!
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Posted: 2011-10-29 12:59 pm   Permalink


yes it's green...
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Posted: 2011-10-29 9:53 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Well, I have a big art show at a "La Luz de Jesus Gallery" in LA next July. It's a great opportunity, so I could not say no. But I do need to produce art faster to fill the wall space. So I am taking the advise from two well accomplished artists : my buddy and famous TIKI Artist Ken Ruzic, and my idol and famous pop surrealist Todd Schorr. Both told me to work on more than one painting at a time. That way, if you ever get "stuck" or Blocked on one, you can switch over and keep going on something that seems fresh.
Here's what I'm working on now...

1.) "Hula Baby" almost done... still got the flowers in the fore ground to paint.

2.) "The Wanderer"
roughed out, was started a while ago, but I stopped when I felt I didn't have the skills to finish, now I have a few more paintings under my belt and think I can do this one right. (i.e. not screw it up !)

3.) Painting #43 "Hawaiian Eye"
Those of you who are fans of the old series, you are right, this is my low brow homage to that great vintage television show!
and another one is starting as soon as "Hula Baby" is done. That way I can be working on the lucky number 3! And This is all so I produce art faster, and not get stuck for days staring at my canvas telling myself how awful it is, why would I even try being an artist anyway, and is it too late to paint everything out and just start over , or give up this art thing and get a real job at "Hot Dog on a Stick".

One last Mahalo form the Island....

the sunset this fine October night had the sun looking like a big orange pumpkin sinking into the blue....
Happy Hula-Ween!
ALOHA!


 
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2011-10-30 11:54 am   Permalink

Really love how "Hula Baby" has turned out. I like all the foreground props, was wondering is there some particular significance in the objects you chose? I notice you use cats fairly often is it simply because you like cats or is there a deeper meaning? Thanks for letting me know I wasn't going crazy in seeing your new painting, I swore I had seen it before but then thought what was the logic in painting it again if he had already done it? But now I see that you are revisiting a unfinished painting and it makes sense.

Happy Hula-Ween to you too.


 
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Posted: 2011-11-03 1:42 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
tigertail777 - Some have deep meaning, some work as framing devices, mostly I like to leave it to the viewer to place their own meaning in the objects, it's usually more significantly personal and interesting than anything I could explain to you. I do really love cats, and dogs, and I've had all kids of other animals as pets, but cats have a strange H.P.Lovecraft connection to my work right now.

warm foreground flowers, pirate gold. and bones (taken from the song "Smugglers Cove" by the Crazed Mugs") and a green cat.

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Posted: 2011-11-05 1:53 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Wet weird Orchids & a green cat, plus bones found in "Smuggler's Cove"...

Strange orchids dripping dew
Finished!

"Hula Baby"
24" x 30"
Acrylic on canvas


 
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Posted: 2011-11-05 4:47 pm   Permalink

Fantastic new work TikiSharkArt. I learn a lot by seeing the progression shots, and how you layer color on. Also good advise to keep more than one piece going at a time. Keep posting!

 
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Posted: 2011-11-05 7:36 pm   Permalink

Awesome Brad!

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2011-11-05 9:30 pm   Permalink

Love those wet weird orchids,Brad!
Hyper real!

and Kitschen magnets in all those ABC store!?!?!?
Excellent....
Saturation Program...Nearing Completion!


 
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