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alohashirtbob
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Posted: 2009-08-07 8:59 pm   Permalink



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alohashirtbob
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Posted: 2009-08-07 9:03 pm   Permalink



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alohashirtbob
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Posted: 2009-08-07 9:05 pm   Permalink


Art the bartender now a shrunken head
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THOR's
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Posted: 2009-08-07 10:23 pm   Permalink

OMG that is HILARIOUS!!!! Same nose and everything!!! Sheeesh!!!

 
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tikitony
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Posted: 2009-08-07 10:58 pm   Permalink

Wow, nice work! And I thought the goat skin ones were real looking.. I was way off. These are insane! Knowing the detail in your paintings, its no wonder you'd come up with something like this! Nothing like hand done finishing to make something truly unique!
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2009-08-08 2:06 pm   Permalink

I got one for you Thor, We need a white guy shrunken head. Better yet a woman, better lips and longer hair.

 
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THOR's
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Posted: 2009-08-08 2:36 pm   Permalink

I will work on that TeaKey!!! I just got this direct quote from wonderfully talented designer and former Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum art Director/Designer. Just to qualify the authenticity of these new heads. Cut directly from his e-mail today after seeing these a few days ago, he says,

"Having hand selected and displayed several authentic shrunken heads in my capacity as designer of several Ripley's Believe It or Not! attractions, I was astounded at the realism and research Tom has used in the creation of his faux shrunken heads. If I didn't know he sculpted and assembled these, I'd swear they were totally genuine! All that's missing --- is the smell!"

Drew Edward Hunter
Artist and Designer


I will see if I can keep the authenticy on a non native looking one as well...although females are almost never seen as shrunken heads in this practice. Hmmmm I guess you could say it's the same as when a bunch of people jump into an ice cold swimming pool and climbing out, find they have lost thier swim suits somehow...it's only the men who end up with a shrunken head!! Ohhh Lord, did I say that????






 
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mp
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Posted: 2009-08-08 4:38 pm   Permalink

Hello Thor, the shrunken heads look totally awesome. Great work, MP

 
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BigToe
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Posted: 2009-08-10 09:04 am   Permalink

thor, those thing r MIND-BLOWING!!!!!!!!!

i am speachless...or messageless???

CONGRATULATIONS!!


 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-08-10 09:13 am   Permalink

WICKED - GROOVEY - EVIL - AMAZING


there you go.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2009-08-10 11:28 am   Permalink

Really people... I'm telling you... the heads are REAL!
It's like that H.P. Lovecraft story where the artist created work so
amazing detailed he HAD to be working from a live model.
This is like that!
HE's making REAL shrunken heads!
We have to notify the authorities at once!
(After you buy one of course. Because think how valuable these will be after THOR is locked up in an insane asylum!)


 
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THOR's
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Posted: 2009-08-10 4:27 pm   Permalink

BRAD!!

I am ALREADY locked up!! Waaay late on that one!! Heads are real....and I tell ya, it saves on sculpting time...I just put the beans in the dryer on HOT/TOWEL setting and throw in a bounce tissue and WAH LA!! I be done!! The hair comes out looking just like mine too...early Einstein!!


 
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TasiTiki
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Joined: Aug 04, 2008
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-08-10 8:38 pm   Permalink

You know what's interesting - after seeing the pics posted on this thread I realized how truly complex & intricate peoples' facial features are! I guess I just never looked THAT close at anyone's face before

Had a quick question Thor, PM sent...


 
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THOR's
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Posted: 2009-08-10 9:59 pm   Permalink

Got it Tas!! Got ya covered!! UPDATE as far as these heads to everyone. Based on feedback here I have decided not to totally finish all 15 to 20 heads and save some as basic ones that a buyer can "customize" or tailor to their liking. A basic head will be a hanging style, all the basic realism in sculpt and scalp hair and skin detail. This head would sell for $250.00. From here, just like buying a car, you can accessorize. You see what a head with a 400.00 price includes.

I also have 3 commissions for very high end heads that will be priced in the 2K range.. Those heads will even have the affect of the traditional Chysophora chysochlora irridecent jungle beatle wings in the hair braids. I have acquired 5 specimens which I am developing ways to reproduce artificially but as close to the real thing as one could detect. I love researching this stuff to make these even more what we all want to see as a "REAL" shrunken Head that will make HUGE impact as a conversation piece and piece of art one can own in a home setting like a bar or exotic study.

I have also created VERY real recreations of the blow darts used by many of the Amazon type native tribes. These look SUPER cool attached to heads with artificial gut sinew lines as though they were part of what lead to the head owners fate.

Anyway....see ya at Oasis!! If I have any heads unsold by then, it will only be a couple but I will take orders for a few more if demand is there. I have a CARP load on my plate this year with paintings and these heads are my once a year fun project, so please have patience if I am doing any special commission. Either way, I will display all these heads for my Oasis neighbors to view over a cold Mai Tai!! I will be mostly at Oasis to just relax...not bringing tons from HAwaii this year. I never end up seeing anything when I do!! I will share the same pool side vending suite as last year with my good friend and fellow "Tikifite" MAX (Mo-EYE) and his awesome stuff from his new company, Tabu Island! SEE YA THERE!

~~~THOR

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HB TIKI
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Posted: 2009-08-10 11:01 pm   Permalink

Tom-How large is the base that holds the bamboo stack on the crowned warrior. thanks Roger
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