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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-06-06 09:12 am   Permalink

I'm sad to report that Jim Casey passed away yesterday.
However, he did go in the company of his family and friends, and felt no pain along the way...

I will miss this extremely talented sculptor, musician and all around great guy.

Best to you Jim, and thanks again for sharing all you have...
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Nokala Rocky
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Joined: Mar 13, 2005
Posts: 80
From: Rochester
Posted: 2005-06-06 6:36 pm   Permalink

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear about Jim Casey, The photo's of his work are incredable, and now he's gone. But he's left all of us with some great carvings and images! A blessing that folks will be able to enjoy them for years to come.

 
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BC-Da-Da
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Joined: Aug 14, 2002
Posts: 162
Posted: 2006-03-15 3:35 pm   Permalink

Awesome archeology work, guys. This dude has a true low-brow comic style of carving. I love the carvings that have just a little paint, but aren't doused in a million colors. And the tones on this guy's color are still very... er... technicolor looking (for lack of a better description).

Keep up the great work.

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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2006-03-15 4:39 pm   Permalink

Thank you BC-Da-da!

I love what you are doing with the Dumb Angel blog - I'm actually goiing to track down a long time friend of my parents, who had a house since the 40s on Balboa to see if she has any photos that might help you with the blog/magazine... WHo knows - maybe she has vintage interiors of the Prison of Socrates!
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-03-15 9:36 pm   Permalink

Wow. What an awesome thread. Thanks for bumpin it up... The signifcance of the people on this website continually amazes me.
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BC-Da-Da
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Posted: 2006-03-16 3:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks a million, Tangaroa!

Have you seen our newest blog? I was going to subtitle it, like "Dr. Strangelove"...

"Newport By the Pier... or... How to Become Popeye"



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Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2006-03-18 7:32 pm   Permalink

WOW!
Amazing stuff! What a privilege it must've been to go and visit Jim and his wonderland of carvings.
Since his passing, where did his stuff go? It's a shame to lose track of such gorgeous art. I hope his family kept it and will preserve it.


 
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Tikinomad
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
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From: Outerspace
Posted: 2009-09-10 07:23 am   Permalink

I just found this post buried in the TC archives and had to resurect it....amazing urban archeology!

 
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Tikinomad
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Posted: 2009-09-10 07:31 am   Permalink

Jim Caasey's talents must be honored by the Tiki community some how......
Maybe a nice Tiki mug inspired by some of his wonderful fiberglass sculptures!?!

Can Tangaroa please repost his pics from that day too?
I'd love to see them!

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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-09-10 08:19 am   Permalink

Tikinomad, so Casey is the guy who did that face? I liked it so much when I first saw it on TC that I carved my own six inch version of it! It sits in my office:




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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2009-09-10 08:37 am   Permalink

Jim Casey's work for P.O.P. has been a personal favorite of mine since the 60's. I'm happy to read that this is true for many other T.C.'rs as well.

I have painted(and will continue to paint)images of Jim's work from P.O.P. when reference photos surface - I have painted several in this series so far. If anyone can refresh this thread with additional photographic material I for one will be Thankful for that.

Bigbro, Sabu or Tangaroa - do you guys have photos of your meeting with James? Please post if you do. Thanks in advance!

I wish I could have met James Casey personally, but I did not meet Tangaroa until a year or two after Casey's death....Tangaroa being my "in"......Ahhrrrggghhh!
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Tikinomad
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Posted: 2009-09-10 10:05 am   Permalink

Bongo Bungalow I love the replica of the mask that is in the Polynesian Village at WDW that you carved! I don't think Casey did the mold for that one though, that image is just a fun "signature" that I sometimes add to the bottom of my posts here on TC. (I know it's kinda big, sorry....)
I took it while on vacation down there a few years ago with my wife and son. In fact I tried to document every Tiki that I saw while on my visit on their property! I found several Oceanic Arts carvings among them, it was a lot of fun!

Please guys post some more pics of your visit with Mr. Casey when you can....ma halo!

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-09-10 12:25 pm   Permalink

Here are some of Jim's own sculptures, artsy shelf-sized little things.



Kreepy Tiki was friends with him and owns one, posted it here somewhere, I believe...:



 
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TikiG
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-08-03 06:55 am   Permalink

Bump!!

Aloha.

Is it possible that somebody can re-post the pics of the meeting with Casey?

Thanks in advance. G


 
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twitch
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Posted: 2010-08-05 2:58 pm   Permalink

Second this.
Where's Tangaroa? I'd love to see the original pics, and I'm sure many others would as well.


 
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