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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
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Posted: 2007-03-27 01:36 am   Permalink

Hey TC~
OKEE... here's my "Ruzic" cannibal tiki sketch.

Or, "the Angriest Pineapple in the World".
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-03-27 01:58 am   Permalink

Looks like the kraken in the second pirates movie
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greentikipat
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Posted: 2007-03-27 09:33 am   Permalink

that guy is awesome. i really like how his nose is above his eyes.

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2007-03-27 09:37 am   Permalink



 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-03-27 09:41 am   Permalink

Incredible Brad!
You better make a painting of that guy! He's just too awesome to be kept in a sketchbook!
I like your version better than Ernie's!
His version just gives me a headache....


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-03-30 6:48 pm   Permalink

U guys R killin me!

The painting is getting close to being done. (hooray!)

the hut

The horror...the horror!
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2007-03-30 7:39 pm   Permalink

What a fine painting.... It could definitely pass for done now! Beautiful work as always, TShartArt!
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2007-03-30 8:21 pm   Permalink

Just beautiful.

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-03-30 10:25 pm   Permalink

Coming along nicely mate. Good to see you slinging paint again!

 
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Sneakytiki
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Posted: 2007-03-30 10:36 pm   Permalink

Okay, so I think the Keane looking big eyed dog is yes, cute. I have the Keane print with a boy holding his dog and I likes it. If anything, the kid looks creepy in my print. My childhood dog was a cock a poo or something like that so that's probably why I likez it so much. The rest of the painting is shaping up great too.
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-03-31 09:47 am   Permalink

Hooray!
Brad can paint again!!!
Almost done man!
so wanting to go to that hut behind the tiki
1) to enjoy the sunset
2) to find a suitable hiding place from that dog!
well, now that you're in the home-stretch with this
MASTERPIECE...
what are you thinking of next?
This time you can go NUTZ
with whatever subject matter/theme you want....
What are you thinkig of?
Any old sketchbook studies that
have been haunting you?
One more thing....
what is the story behind this current piece?
You're all "Bush Administration" with the info!
Give it up!
Tell us a story Uncle Brad!


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2007-03-31 11:40 am   Permalink

what is the story behind this current piece?
You're all "Bush Administration" with the info!
Give it up!
Tell us a story Uncle Brad!

This is a "religious painting" commissioned by GROG. It is entitled "The Creation of Mankind". The Tiki represents the first man. He is pointing his thumbs up to heaven to represent his relationship with God. It is an homage to Michaelangelo's painting with Adam and God touching fingers. The little tiki under his chin represents the soul of man. The hut with the warm glow is heaven. Man has left heaven on his journey to discover the new world around him, but he can return to the warm glow of the hut/heaven should he decide. The ship represents the journey through life man takes before he finally returns to heaven. The fire is a symbol of discovery. The sun over the water is both the rising and the setting of the sun. It represents the new day and the beginning of life, or if it is setting, it is the end of day and the end of life and man's journey on earth.The tropical setting is paradise which has been created by God for man to live in. This painting is about the creation of man, so he has not yet been kicked out of paradise and so he is still smiling.Those scenes will be in the follow up paintings. This is the first of six paintings.

The golden warm glow of home/heaven. The golden light emanating from the hut/heaven is love.

The dog and the bone are symbols of man's struggle of life and death, and good versus evil.





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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2007-03-31 2:36 pm   Permalink

You really need to lay off the peyote Ernie....
i have a feeling Brad may have the REAL answer...
Pretty good explanation tho....except the dog...
i understand the bone,but no the dog!


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2007-03-31 4:37 pm   Permalink

Well then, you weren't paying attention in class. C-

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2007-04-01 6:08 pm   Permalink

Hey TC!
It totally sucks that the great parking lot sale is going on at Tiki Farm right now, and I'm stuck her in Hawaii!

Okay, it doesn't suck. But I still miss being w/you all at it. Hope it's the best ever!
SAM-alllmost done... I'm just trying to get to that amazing perfection that your work is. No visible brush strokes! Your work is flawless!
Hiltiki- Thanks so much!
Hewey-YEAH! Paint slinging! Just like Web Slinging Spidey! I'm gonna' make "paint slingers" and attached them to my wrists and shoot paint at the canvas that way! Great idea! Yea? (Actually my middle name is Peter, and I'm a scrawny little nerd, so I'm darned close to being Peter Parker!)
Sneakytiki-thanks man! You mystic-art-shaman! Your shapeshifting witch doctor paintings are a-freaking-mazing!
LLT-Thanks Obewan! What next? Good question! I got all kinds of things whirling around my sun drenched brain. I'm not sure exactly what's gonna ooze out of my paint slingers yet though. Meaning? Meaning. You mean it's more than just a picture of a tiki and a puppy?
Grog-Wow, you DID go to art school! I feel like I just totally didn't charge enough to the sweet little old lady who commissioned this piece!

Here's what my hero Todd says about the meaning of his art...

Todd Schorr: "The viewer of an artwork does not necessarily have to be versed in the symbols an artist has used from his or her culture to make an emotional connection with the work. When viewing the sculpted deities of Hindu India you donít have to know anything about the religious significance of the piece to appreciate its visual power. Truly engaging art always strikes directly with oneís innate human curiosity. Itís in our genetic makeup to always pick out the different, the odd, the unusual. Certain symbols are universal, a skull (OR A PUPPY) for instance, but when mixed with reference points from a personís own popular culture, especially when it is foreign to others, it only enhances the mystery surrounding the artwork. When a thing, such as a painting, is imbued with an element of mystery, that becomes much of itís fascination. As a mystery becomes solved that fascination tends to diminish quickly. So if my work, which already has been carefully staged and planned out, retains an element of puzzlement for the viewer, I am delighted. My use of symbols from the popular culture I grew up in merely serves as a means to an end. I use this vocabulary to tell the tales that unfold on my canvas."

Well, I guess the meaning is going to be different for each viewer. And if there's part you can't quite figure out, all the better.

Alllllllmost finished! Just the Freaky Tiki left to do! (oooohhh the bestest part!)
Thanks for watching!
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