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Paipo's Stone Tikis V2.0 - 2011
Benzart
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Posted: 2009-07-11 04:51 am   Permalink

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PAIPO, it looks like the extra time was time well spent. I don't see anywhere you could improve your Kae at all, nothing at all. He is just an Excellent Paipo Piece typical of your perfection and high skills.
Of course the green tongued monster is great too and holds his own though well overshadowed by Kae.
I think you should turn right around and do 2 more, Strike while the iron is hot so to speak, Time be damned, who cares about time anyway?
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-07-13 5:12 pm   Permalink

Incredible detail on KAE! especially on the deep of the mouth... Really really beautifull work!!!


And when I see this one, I've also the tongue who pend...


J.



 
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hodadhank
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Posted: 2009-07-15 5:59 pm   Permalink

OMG!

 
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Posted: 2009-07-15 6:27 pm   Permalink

Delicious!

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-08-26 4:16 pm   Permalink

bump-a-dump!

 
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Rainhawk
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Posted: 2009-08-26 5:52 pm   Permalink

Awsome to see your work expand and grow like this bro. Keep it up Everyday i want to push my limit of imiganation and i see stuff like this and my mind grows Thnx

 
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Paipo
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Posted: 2009-08-26 7:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the replies, sorry for the lack of action. Things have been a little crazy round here the last month or so. I'm still lurking and still carving - in fact I sent some work over for the Tiki Island 3 show at the Freaky Boutiki Gallery. On now!

These two are Rapa Nui influenced, and also both use Rapa Nui obsidian and bone (from the beach here) inlays as was the fashion back then. The first guy was made especially for the "Tiki Island 3" show and the turtle was finished just recently. I decided to make him when we were looking at an animal theme for the swap and although the theme changed I went ahead and made it anyway. There is a beautiful example of one of the original carvings it is based on over the mountains at the Canterbury Museum and it is easily one of the nicest pieces in the entire place. Unfortunately it is not often on display, they have no home for their Oceanic collection so it's a matter of waiting until pieces pop up in the foyer cabinet or an exhibition.

Stone Tiki #71 - Tohunga



This guy has a serpentine double headed manutara (sooty tern) cranial glyph that wraps around from front to back. It's pretty hard to make out unless you are holding the piece in your hand and can turn it around.

Stone Tiki #73 - Honu



This one also has a manutara. The engraving on this stone was very difficult as it's full of these little cavities where softer material has been eroded away by sea and sand. It also has a big waterworn chip out of it. I actually picked this stone because of these qualities rather than in spite of them! I like the weathered look.

OK, there's something missing here...#72? I had to stop and think for a moment.

Stone Tiki #72 - Rua Manaia

The paua cabochon eyes really fire up when you move this piece around. I'm constantly amazed by the qualities of this shell and the endless ways to use the colours and structure.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2009-08-26 7:39 pm   Permalink

Great Pieces Paipo, Really happy you took the time to post these here. I Know FB has really been eating into your time so it's doubly nice to see you here too. Your stuff has a quality not seen often Anywhere, I'm Awed!
I Love the eye in #73 and I Know how hard it is to get those lines engraved so perfectly, I've tried it,, You DO it!. Excellent.

So whats missing from #72. Love those eyes too. Yes the cabochon shape does magic things to the paua or the other way around, it's the Paua that does the magic to the cabochon.
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laojia
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Posted: 2009-08-26 8:54 pm   Permalink

Still some masterpiece from you!

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On 2009-08-26 19:24, Paipo wrote:

These two are Rapa Nui influenced, and also both use Rapa Nui obsidian and bone (from the beach here) inlays as was the fashion back then.

Stone Tiki #71 - Tohunga





You're almost ready for a new interpretation of moai KavaKava! The eyes are very well run... for mine I also try bone and blackwood (no obsidian here!)
I imagine the difficulty for the cranial glyph, very hard to make nice curve on one end rounded... like the tangata manu on #73.

J.


 
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2009-08-27 11:56 am   Permalink

Super nice stuff Paipo. Excellent design and execution. This stuff must look really great in person. Lots of neat shapes on #73. If you look at just the mouth from the pics you posted, it resembles a leaf shape. Really cool.


 
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cheeky half
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Posted: 2009-08-27 12:34 pm   Permalink

TheBigT, I can verify that Paipo's pendants look great in the pictures but are absolutely gorgeous in person!

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-08-27 1:09 pm   Permalink

a trio of AMAZING!
All three are so unique
Honu-with it's 3-dimensional quality and whirlpool of mystery
and Rua Manaia ...it is no longer a stone
it's something powerful that happens to be made of stone...
Tohunga's gaze and mild expression on the lip..
to meld that life
and still give it a commanding royal decorative quality
is well-deserved of around of applause all around!
STUNT-ROCK!
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TikiG
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Posted: 2009-08-27 1:55 pm   Permalink

Paipo -

Thanks for posting these babies! Masterfully executed, inspiring and (yes!) future heirlooms
for some lucky owner (I should be so lucky.)


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Blowfish
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Posted: 2009-08-27 2:08 pm   Permalink

I can't stop looking at the Honu... something very special about that.

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-09-06 9:01 pm   Permalink

Hey Paipo,

I got to fondle some of your work over at Hank's the other night too. Just plain over the top craftsmanship - Your a treasure!

So, when are we going to be able to get you over here?


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