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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2007-09-02 06:43 am   Permalink

Bowana,

These are some serious chops up in here! I am floored! WOW! This last guy is about as perfect as I would think one can be. How you do dat?

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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-09-02 11:47 am   Permalink

Bowana, You just keep Blowing us Away. The Lantern is really Awesome but Stinky is plain ol' Incredible. Beautiful stuff.
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1158
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2007-09-02 8:19 pm   Permalink

Thanks Paipo, GROG, GMAN, and Benz.

How do I do dat, GMAN? Same way you do dat. Lotsa practice, and the willingness to take advantage of your holiday weekend to carve.

Paipo: What! Show detail pictures so you can figure out how the hell I do it? And give up my secrets? Hah! Secret is that there is no secrets. Just a lot of attention to detail and getting caught up in what I am doing.

I just so happened to have taken some detail shots so here ya go!







Here's what became of this guy:



A splintering fall apart mess of stupid rotting palmwood. I banished him to the jungle that I call my back yard, but he seems to be happy here.


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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2007-09-02 9:21 pm   Permalink

Hey, Bowana-dav! Nice detail shots on the Ku. The Maoi also looks good in your jungle. Any self-respecting jungley tiki yard should have a rotting idol hidden somewhere. I always love checking your work.

Cheers,

A-A
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-09-02 11:59 pm   Permalink

I'm speechless.
One word come to me: perfection.
Is stinky a kind of twin of Lanakila ?
Beautiful moai too, He looks happy among the trees.

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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2007-09-09 9:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks Aaron and Benjamin. Yeah, Lana Kila and Stinky are twins in a manner of speaking. I have to keep carving like that until I get it right!

...And now for something completely different.



This Yipwan pendant I posted a while back is based on an oil painting my mom did around 1960.



There are two paintings that make up the set, palm trees and Yipwan. I've never seen any photographs of this particular Yipwan carving, so I don't know where the image came from that the painting was based on. Unfortunately Mom has not been with us for several years now, so I can't ask her. Shoulda when I had the chance!



She also made this pendant. It's about 1 1/2" and carved from some kind of stone. It's got "1954" carved on the back. I don't know anything about the design. Maybe she made it up. The stone is soft enough to have been carved with a pocket knife, which is what I beleive she used. Maybe some of my Stoner friends can tell me what kind of stone it might be?
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2007-09-10 06:27 am   Permalink

Your mom did very nice works. The pendant you made out of her painting is incredible too. Art has something to see with genetics, maybe.

 
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2503
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2007-09-10 07:03 am   Permalink

Sir Dave - (Bowana means sir)

Your skills are over the top brother!

It takes mucho discipline, and love of art to carve major crazy stuff all day long for a living, and then come home at night to carve tiki. You are a true artist in every since of the word.

Your work, Ben's work, and a few others have been major inspiration to me this week....after this next kiln load, I'm shelving the clay and jumping back into carving.
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2007-09-10 11:19 am   Permalink

Wow! Love the paintings!(A lot of mana in them.. if you could say that of a painting...)Very nice! Saludos Sr.!
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2007-09-15 9:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-09-10 06:27, benella wrote:
Art has something to see with genetics, maybe.



Merci Benjamin. Yes, I don't think I had a choice! In my family everybody is either an artist or a car mechanic.

Thanks Babalu. Don't completely abandon the ceramics though. I still want to use your kiln!

Gracias, Clarita mi amiga. Paintings do have mana.

Here's my latest:



22" of the driest palm wood I've ever worked with. (courtesy of 4WD) Light as a feather, and no worries about surprise cracking.



I made one similar to this guy once before. I named it Ali'i. Since I have no name for this one yet (and "Mr. Noname" is already taken by some guy) I'll just call him Ali'i the 2nd. Gosh, how creative.



This is my Hurry-Up-And-Finish-It-Already-Will-Ya corner. Hopefully it won't get any bigger before I can get these hurry upped and finished.






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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 719
From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2007-09-16 01:44 am   Permalink

beautiful work my friend

 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-09-16 02:36 am   Permalink

Wow, oceanic art in the genes - how cool is it that you have pieces your mother made in the original heyday of tiki? Interesting how this stuff manifests itself in our lives later on...
The stone looks a lot like what I carve - greywacke - except mine definitely can't be worked with steel tools. I would guess it's still very similar, i.e. sandstone, but just a type that hasn't been pressure cooked in the fault zone like what we have here.
Magical chizzlin as always...goes without saying!
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1836
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2007-09-16 07:48 am   Permalink

Dave, can you fix my truck?

 
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2007-09-16 11:41 am   Permalink

Cool new one, the wood does look great!

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2007-09-16 3:02 pm   Permalink

Sir Bowana rules!! Just out of the kiln...Dave I think you could redesign the Space Shuttle into a wheel barrow if you had an extra month or so.



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