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Paipo's Stone Tikis V2.0 - 2011
Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2009-04-16 1:59 pm   Permalink

Oh man, thanks for all the awesome compliments, and the bump! You guys are incredibly supportive and I feel kinda slack for not having anything to share lately, and also for not responding in kind to all the awesome stuff I see here. What little studio time I've had has been devoted mainly to my contemporary jewellery, but I am working on a very cool (and very tiki) piece that is taking sooo long, but it's getting closer every day. One of those ones where I just have to do a little bit each time before it does my head in and I need to stop and think about the next step.
Tama and I have also signed up for a Whakairo (trad Maori carving course) taught by an incredible master carver & artist, so there may be some bigger and better things to come. Watch this space!
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 942
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-04-16 2:13 pm   Permalink

the suspense is maintained, more than expected, waiting.....

 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2009-05-05 11:01 pm   Permalink

I've let the tiki torch flicker and wane, but it's starting to burn a little brighter now:



Maui went to the village where his parents lived. His father told him he had heard of his doings, but he
thought he could not do one thing—which was, to overcome Hine-nui-o-te-po (the great goddess of the night).
He remembered that when he baptized him he left out some part of the ceremony, and he feared he would,
after all, perish because of that omission.
Then Maui asked his father: 'What is my ancestress Hine-nui-te-po like?'
He answered: 'What you see yonder shining so brightly red are her eyes, and her teeth are as sharp and hard
as pieces of volcanic glass; her body is like that of a man, and as for the pupils of her eyes, they are jasper;
and her hair is like tangles of long seaweed, and her mouth is like that of a barracouta.'


#67 - Hine-nui-te-Po









I laid down my first wood cuts the other night and my respect for chizzlers has increased tenfold! When I finally got my rhythm going with the mallet and chisel it was a total buzz (and I think also the beginning of a beautiful friendship!)
I'll post some stuff up once I get started on my personal project.
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-05-06 12:50 am   Permalink

Yay!!! Paipo's back!

 
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cheekytiki
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
Posts: 1091
From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2009-05-06 01:04 am   Permalink

Nice work! Love it when there is a story behind objects.

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-05-06 08:18 am   Permalink

Goddess of Death and Night is Stellar!
The legend really added to the piece
thanks for sharing that!
BEEEE-U-TI-FUL!
The grace and the lines and the curves...
how the heck did you get that one part to curve under the other?
Maybe Pele's given you some pointers on vitrification?
because no human can carve like that..
Oh wait...we're talking about paipo...
Carry on!
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tikimecula
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Joined: Apr 27, 2004
Posts: 453
From: BFE, KS
Posted: 2009-05-06 08:22 am   Permalink

Absolutly Awesome! Wood carver now too? Can't wait to see it.

 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2009-05-06 08:36 am   Permalink

Paipo! glad your back, I see you have added a new style....nice!!!


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Bowana
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-05-06 9:21 pm   Permalink

The lighting in this shot is the icing on the cake:



Wood carving now, you say?
Let's see!

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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-05-07 04:59 am   Permalink

You're in the summit of your art with stone and you try wood! Respect from me! But I'm sure what a new summit is not far for you...

the great goddess of the night is absoluty awesome!!!!!!!!!

J.


 
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greentikipat
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Joined: Oct 08, 2006
Posts: 325
From: st. pete fl
Posted: 2009-05-08 3:36 pm   Permalink

DAMN MAN!!!!!!!
i just spent the last 3 or so hrs going through all 30+ pgs of this thread! i am BLOWN AWAY and don't know what to say. i am stunned, overwhelmed, a little dismayed, and yet COMPLETELY inspired all at once. i am taking too long to write this and mostly just shaking my head and sighing deeply. dude.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3382
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-05-08 6:26 pm   Permalink

Welcome back, Rhys!

Everyone needs a battery recharge now and then, I've had many throughout the years.

Every return back is filled with more passion than before, and I can really see it in your latest piece!

I too love the story that goes with this one.

Wonderful detail and color!

It also has a great feeling of fierceness and gentleness about it. Everytime I look at it, it stimulates different feelings.
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-05-08 8:33 pm   Permalink

Paipo, your girl ios Definitely incredible. Sorry for being so late posting here but I figured I would let everyone chime in so I wouldn't be "Always " the first . I can see where you agonized about the time spent on her and how you hated doing it but loved it so much you wouldn't cut the corners. Very Well done mate!
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-05-12 12:59 am   Permalink

Damn, Paip' you're killing me with those waves !



Bravo,


Benjamin.


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-05-12 04:21 am   Permalink

Oh Boy, I get to be the first post on the Ghost page.


These 2 shots Really show the workmanship you put into this piece Paipo. It shows that you really care about your work and that you sacrificed the time spent to get the utmost detail out of that meager River Rock than you could possibly get, transforming it from a lump of stone into a true work of art worthy of any museum collection.
BRAVO Sir! Five Stars for sure...OH, but Wait, I See a flaw, send her to me and I'll fix it right up?
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