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BENZARTs Carvings, FIRST thread 04-09-2006
Tiki-Toa
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Posted: 2004-07-28 2:01 pm   Permalink

no worries Ben, and I know the feeling when you talk about the meds, it sucks, especially when they say this will make you feel better and you end up feeling worse. Sent money for the horn.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-08-02 6:21 pm   Permalink

Hello All, This is just a Statement for the record about the Maori faces I carve. I NEVER CopyANY actual Maori Moko designs. Everypiece I do , has a Tattoo Totally Designed by myself. To copy an ancient (or modern for thet matter)Moko is akin to Identity theft. While Any NZ Maori could determine this just by looking, us uneducated people mostly wouldn't have a clue. I am learning as much as I can about the Maori Ta Moko, so as not to insult anyoue blindly.
Thanks, Benzart
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Posted: 2004-08-02 7:45 pm   Permalink

good thing I said REFERENECE MARTERIAL when i sent that stuff

 
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Posted: 2004-08-02 8:39 pm   Permalink

yeah you got that right,. No worries, just trying to be politically andany other way correct.
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Posted: 2004-08-03 04:14 am   Permalink

Ben, thats what artistic interpretation's all about. There would be hardly any Tiki mugs out there if we were all so worried about being politically correct and true to the faith that we use. I think its cool that they are your own designs derived from the traditional,I also think you are talented enough to produce some amazing copys of traditional designs that any Moari would be proud to see, keep it up
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Posted: 2004-08-03 04:27 am   Permalink

Thanks Cheeky. The reason for the statement is that I dont want to represent myself as creating any authentic Ta Moko. and I don't want to represent that I Copy Anyones Ta Moko. A Maori Artist approves of my work and acknoledges (?) that it is original and there are no copies. Py point is Other people may look and think "Wow those are great Moko copies. I just want everyone to know my work is original and not copied . No big deal it's just a "read the small print " statement.
Thanks Cheeky and all of TC.
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Posted: 2004-08-03 2:10 pm   Permalink

Oh and Ben I got it in the mail yesterday, I was driving down the highway blowing it like a Haole Dude gone loco. I scared the beejeezers out of the wife when I got home with it! Great sound and the opening you did is sweet to use, I will be a mad man with it on Sat.

TToa >:)
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Posted: 2004-08-10 9:31 pm   Permalink

Here is the piece for Gecko. I couldnt stand not to work on it when so little was needed to finish it. Besides it was able to get me fired up enough to start carving again after 2 weeks off








He isn't expecting it for a few weeks so I'll mail it out for a surprize.
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SallyandJay
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Posted: 2004-08-10 9:40 pm   Permalink

Benzart your work is truly amazing.

 
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Posted: 2004-08-10 10:00 pm   Permalink

excellent work as always Ben.

 
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Posted: 2004-08-11 05:18 am   Permalink

Everything you've done looks great, but I like this one the best. Gecko is a fortunate fella.

 
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Posted: 2004-08-11 06:00 am   Permalink

Thanks SallyabdJay and Octane and Foamy too. I really need to do More Hawaiian Tikis. Once I'm done with these Shrunken Heads(nobody order any more...) I can get to some real Tiki carvings. Not that the Sheads are not real, they are just not what I want to carve a lot of. I have had fun with them but enough fun.
I'm Getting CLOSE to post # 1000. I never would have thunk it. I have Never been involved in Any Forum and never had Any desire to do so and infact , I HATED the idea of just Visiting any forums. See what you guys did? Changed my life forever is what. Thank You
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Posted: 2004-08-11 06:14 am   Permalink

Ben, thats a great piece,I agree more Hawaiian,not that theres anything wrong with any of the others of course!
# 1000, I'll have a drink to that!
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Posted: 2004-08-11 07:51 am   Permalink

Ben, you've outdone yourself AGAIN! That piece is beautiful! Congratulations also on coming up on 1000 posts. You'll be passing Hanford soon!
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Posted: 2004-08-11 09:58 am   Permalink

Thanks Sam and Cheeky, I appreciate it. This is from a piece of Koa thet Gecko sent me. Beautiful wood but very hard. It has a very elegant look to it. A Moai would be beautiful in this wood.
Thanks again

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