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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-04-04 09:21 am   Permalink

I am stunned, really, absolutely fantastic work. I am stunned.

 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1542
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-04-04 09:44 am   Permalink

The amount of art pouring outta Mr. Ruzik could fill the Pacific Ocean I think...no, looking at this thread I KNOW!

Jeez Kinney, do you ever sleep?

Amazing not to mention stunning works. Thanks Kinney for beautifying our planet.


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7581
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-04-04 10:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-03 23:52, bigbrotiki wrote:
The mind boggles! Off the chart, Ken, off the chart. Stellar.



Thank you a HEAP,Sven!
See what you started?
Half of the work i do wouldn't be possible
except thru the great effort,research,and skill
of you and your stadium full of contributions to the Tiki movement!

Quote:

On 2010-04-04 09:21, abstractiki wrote:
I am stunned, really, absolutely fantastic work. I am stunned.



Thanks abstractiki!
in total, none of it seems like "work" at all.
Art is just what i do,can't stop it....
nothing too stunning about that
especially when you realize that 60% of our population has SOME form of schizophrenia
It's the Marine Corps discipline that actually focuses my energy
lest i end up like the majority of our culture
full of energy
but too scattered
to make much good out it...


Quote:

On 2010-04-04 09:44, TikiG wrote:
The amount of art pouring outta Mr. Ruzik could fill the Pacific Ocean
I think...no, looking at this thread I KNOW!
Jeez Kinney, do you ever sleep?
Amazing not to mention stunning works. Thanks Kinney for beautifying our planet.



No filling here,buddy....maybe -maybe a small pond...paper and paintings are THIN...
Yes i do sleep,Greg
but i go to bed thinking about art
and wake up thinking about art
and i think about it to and from work
and even at work
With all that inner-nagging
what's an artist to do?

and Thank you G,for inspiring me further
and expanding the vocabulary and imagery of our humble yet powerful scene....

Welpers! Happy Easter!
I have a present for you...

HUTS!and other places of dwelling
like the landscapes, Tiki needs a dwelling...
so here they are...a collection of Huts!

"Quiet Village"
ink and sharpie on watercolor paper
private collection


"Tree Village
ink and sharpie on watercolor paper


"Swamp and Hut"
water-soluble pencil,ink,and bleachpen on watercolor paper


"Meeting House at Dusk"
gouache on gessoed wood


"Meeting House"
gouache on gessoed platter


"the Lone Hut"
tissue paper stain,bleachpen,ink,and sharpie on watercolor paper
private collection


"Lair of the Ancient One"
gouache and ink on gessoed board
private collection


"Jungle temple"
ink on paper


"Imaginary Tiki Palace
acrylic on canvas
private collection


"Hut at Night"
gouache on gessoec monkeypod platter
private collection


"the Hut"
ink and gouache on gessoed thrift store find with hand-embellished frame
private collection


"the House of Good Fortune"
acrylic and paintpen on canvas


"Green Hut"
gouache on gessoed plaque
private collection


"Evening hut"
ink and gouache on watercolor paper
might be private collection,cain't remember....


and here's some sketchbook entries
attempts to understand primitive and other dwellings
and to fit them into this strange tiki world that the art created....


















So there you have it..
Hut is where the heart is...
Happy Easter Ohana!






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I'm on Facebook too! under my real name Ken Ruzic
Yeeeeeeeah!


 
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TikiDaye
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Joined: Mar 26, 2010
Posts: 138
From: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Posted: 2010-04-07 11:01 am   Permalink

Ken,

Thanks for the Easter goodies... you continue to inspire and just plain make me smile when I look at your work!

BTW, I have shown my Tribe (that's my 6 kiddos) your work on this thread and they are all blown away. My oldest just turned 13 and my youngest are 6 year old twins... They have been drawing tikis and leaving them on my desk One of the Tribe's all-time favorites from you is the octopus-squid-seahorse surfboard... the kids loved it! They also love your 'birdmen'... I forget what you call them, orongo or something like that?

Peace and blessings to you, my friend!

Jason <><


 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7581
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-04-12 6:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-04-07 11:01, TikiDaye wrote:
Ken,
Thanks for the Easter goodies... you continue to inspire and just plain make me smile when I look at your work!
BTW, I have shown my Tribe (that's my 6 kiddos) your work on this thread and they are all blown away. My oldest just turned 13 and my youngest are 6 year old twins... They have been drawing tikis and leaving them on my desk One of the Tribe's all-time favorites from you is the octopus-squid-seahorse surfboard... the kids loved it! They also love your 'birdmen'... I forget what you call them, orongo or something like that?


Thank YOU,Jason
for your enthusiasm and warmth!
6 kids!?!?
that's a handful!
Thanks for sharing!
Looks like a few of them have already caught the art bug...
to pursue art with the unbridled mind of a child
with all that wonder and magic....
too cool!
I'll try to get the orongo/birdman theme posted up here for the chillens soon...
They were inspired by the carvings on Easter Island..
and evolved into an imaginary world of their own...
and maybe some tentacled thingies...
been updating work from 89 up
and a lot of the files are corrupted
been trying to rescue them
just so there's a record
and i don't do the same piece twice!

Still recovering from all the tomfoolery...

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I'm on Facebook too! under my real name Ken Ruzic
Yeeeeeeeah!


 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4747
Posted: 2010-04-13 12:22 pm   Permalink

Just in awe. Huts are special and you have captured all the variations and tweaked them to perfection. You are so talented and liberated. Your mind is so creative. Thank you for these, keep posting! Wendy
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little lost tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7581
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-04-18 11:26 pm   Permalink

THANK YOU WENDY!
Huts are where the heart is!!!
it seems that creativity is in the water around here!
sooooooo many creative kids out there!
Well...the Booben's Garage Sale is around the corner
so daddy's been busy an' all that!
Wouldn't wanna have a booth fulla old stuff...
that would be embarrasin!

Well, short and Sweet on these New ones
I got a hard week of work during the day
and crankin on product for the garage Sale at night...

"Leaf Twins"
cel vinyl on monkeypod leaf platter



"Skull"
acrylic and cel vinyl on wooden plaque


here's a detail...Really went rough on this pup!


"Mother and Child"
cel vinyl on canvas



and the two pieces that really made all this toil over the weekend
well worth it...

Huts has been on the brain and had to get out...
This was inspired by a New Guinea men's Hut..

"Mid-Day Hut
acrylic and cel vinyl on masonite
private collection


C'mon In!


Also wanted to play with a Tiki Bar scene and try to capture the mood,lighting,and magic of these places...

"Song of the Pufferfish"
acrylic and cel vinyl on masonite
private collection


and here's the lil fellar singing his heart out...


That's it for now..
More ..
soon...

Thanks for visiting!



http://www.facebook.com/ken.ruzic
http://www.kenruzic.com

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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-04-19 12:01 am   Permalink

Awesome! Music to my eyes!

 
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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-04-19 3:19 pm   Permalink

eye candy brother....eye candy!

 
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ZeroTiki
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Joined: Feb 02, 2009
Posts: 825
From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2010-04-19 7:31 pm   Permalink

As always, amazing work! Is the puffer gonna drink that big ol' cocktail next to him, or is that the tip jar?
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mp
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 450
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2010-04-21 10:11 am   Permalink

AwesooooooooooooOOOOOoooome Kenny! love the delicious new paintings!


SWEEEET LOVE THE MID-DAY HUT!


 
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1038
Posted: 2010-04-21 4:39 pm   Permalink

Awesome new stuff, Kinny (and lots of it)! You are on fire! Go Kinny go!

 
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Iokona Ki'i
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Joined: Nov 14, 2008
Posts: 816
From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-04-24 11:57 am   Permalink

Amazing Huts! So varied in styles.
And that puffer fish piece is perfect.
So much fun to look at!


 
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tyger jymmy
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Joined: Apr 14, 2003
Posts: 554
From: califorina
Posted: 2010-04-25 10:04 pm   Permalink

Hey Ken Love the new work , the Skull realy kool .

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7581
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-04-30 9:21 pm   Permalink

Hello Friends!
been a blur these past few weeks..
gettin ready for BooBen's garage Sale and stuff.........
not much time to chat
booth preparations/signage/etc.
but DID get to shoot a LOT of the new pieces for this event
so......

but first
Lemme catch up....


Zeta-Music! Exactly!
Some pieces have a textural feeling
others more cerebral
others talk and chatter
others sing
and others emit strange tunes...
thanks for singing along!

Babalu-mmmmm candy!
Guess we got the markets cornered for eye and hand candy my friend!

Zero-Thanks for poppin by with them nice words!
the pufferfish had just taken a sip and decided to sing his praises
and words of friendship to his
long-faced friend!
get it? looooong-faced?


empee,you'll get to see the hut in person i hope!
sooner than i hope
i hope!


tobunga-Can't wait to see you and Manuel on Sunday!
Let's tear this garage sale up and amaze some folks!

Jason! Appreciate them words,pal!Glad it's inspiring some fun and joy!

Hey jymmy! i think some more abstractions are in order!

First off...
Left to Right
Day of the Volcano-private collection
Guardian of the Skull
Night Dance-private collection
Smiling Bob-private collection
acrylic and cel vinyl on masonite



Brothers
Two Shields
the Acrobats-private collection
Brothers
SeaHorse-private collection
acrylic and cel vinyl on masonite


These past 2 weeks have been a hazy mist of different styles and stories.....visiting old themes and inventing new ones....
total ART-BLAST!
fun but tiring....

but i digress....

this next batch i owe to a certain gentleman who will remain nameless for now....
this upstanding good citizen provided the surfaces upon which
i had the following art riot....

Happy Hut
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation
private collection


Island drums
private collection
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation


Jungle Morning
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation


Midnight drummer
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation


Sleeping palms
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation


the Starless night
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation


the Lost Rowers
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation


the Village Totem
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation
private collection


Happy Sun
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation


the Quiet Night
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation


This next batch below are BooBen and Ken collaborations
kind of....
Ben takes his scraps and applies them to the board
however he wants!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!
and then it's the challenge of taking these areas that pop off the surface and to integrate them into a design that can be viewed from both the front and side!
like 3-d man!
gotta admire all those sculptors out there
most painters are just used to 2-d

Well anyway, it's like a mental chess game where you both win!
YAY!
Well, here they are....

i am providing an additional shot of each to show you the dimensionality,maaaaan!
groooooovy.

"Pele's Moon"
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation




New Guines Boogie Woogie
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation


(honestly i think this is my favorite out of the whole artjam!
something about it just makes me happy!

Here's the dimensional areas
hilighted in pink so you could get a better idea of them...


Happy Sun
cel vinyl and acrylic on Bamboo Ben creation
private collection





Well that's it for now.....
sorry for lagging!
C'mon down to Bamboo Ben's garage Sale this Sunday
and see em all as well as some original drawings and some t-shirts and other surprises and delights!
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=35164&forum=17&start=0
looking forward to seeing all y'alls smiling faces!!!!



May 2nd! Bamboo Ben's Garage Sale! Be there!
http://www.facebook.com/ken.ruzic
http://www.kenruzic.com



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