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tikis by marcus thorn
McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-05-04 06:57 am   Permalink

Sweetness Marcus.....Sweetness.

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-05-04 07:01 am   Permalink

That's it!!! Great.
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-05-04 6:48 pm   Permalink

Are ya' Home Yet??

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-05-04 7:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-05-04 18:48, Benzart wrote:
Are ya' Home Yet??



he'd be in Sydney now (or soon) 'cause Im seein him tonight! (Friday). He goes back tomorrow I think.
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Tahitiki
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From: San Jose
Posted: 2006-05-04 10:01 pm   Permalink

Wow, it's going to be a great one. Good Job.
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-05-05 9:46 pm   Permalink

I had the pleasure of meeting both Marcus and the lovely Yvette last night - a great pair of folks! Can't speak highly enough of how cool they are, or how cool Marcus' tikis are in the flesh!
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-05-06 11:38 pm   Permalink

Thought people might be interested in this (blurb from Tiki Taboo email propaganda:

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Marcus and his wife Yvette live on a 10-acre man-made paradise of waterfalls and jungle, giant bonfire pits and an outdoor bamboo tiki bar hung with odd bits of vintage flotsam-and-jetsam on the outskirts of Brisbane. Marcus, revered around the world for his enormous tiki carvings in Australian gum- timber and palm, is a self-taught carver.

‘Marcus is one of the greatest living tiki carvers today, and he’s neither Polynesian nor American,’ comes one comment on Tiki Central, a website set-up for lovers of all things Polynesian, visited by over 1000 people every hour (www.tikiroom.com).

Viewing his work in person it is easy to understand the reason behind this surge of publicity and orders for these beautiful Polynesian statues, representative of the 1950s interest in pop paradise. They are superb, and his artistry, which sees him get up at 4am each day, demonstrates his love for one of the greatest icons of an era he is adamant to recreate. How tiki carving became a full-time job for Marcus in less than five years shows just how big the interest in Polynesian exotica has become. Sparked-off by the revival of Hawaiian fashions, complimented by the release of the excellent and widely read Taschen Book of Tiki by Sven Stroheim, the ground was set for a man as skilled and passionate as Marcus to flourish.

‘Every tiki I do attracts many more commissions as people who see them want one for themselves. Nowadays I can’t keep up. It can take me a week to do a single large carving, and my most recent, a Maori tiki with detailed carved tattoos, took me three weeks full time!’



How about some pics of that backyard of yours man? Sounds pretty sweet!
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Posted: 2006-05-07 11:54 pm   Permalink




A few more pictures to tease you all - sorry Ben - you will have to wait till you get back from your trip to see the rest of this fella, but thanks for your enthusiasm - I am always waiting with baited breath for your postings so now its my turn.
Thanks to GMan Kahaka, rodeotiki, Congatiki, McTiki JohnnyP and Tahitiki
Hewey it was really great to meet you finally, thanks for hanging out with Yvette while I was busy carving. The blurb that you posted was real nice hey? makes me blush - you will get to see the tropical surroundings that I live in when you get your Butt up here for Luau later this year hehehe.

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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-05-08 04:44 am   Permalink

Marcus,

That looks fantastic! It looks like a damn museum piece. I can't believe how perfect he is - and the way you used the body elevation in the Moko....jeeez! From the last pic it looks like you are getting ready to finish - no Puhoro (butt and leg moko)?? Either way, this one has me slobbering on my keyboard. Please post more progress pics! If/when you do, I'll be better prepared and will have my keyboard covered with a tarp. I know you always carve great stuff, but this one has me in a frenzy.....

-Gman
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-05-08 12:00 pm   Permalink

I share the same view as Gman.
I'd like to see some yard pics though.

John


 
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Tahitiki
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From: San Jose
Posted: 2006-05-08 8:38 pm   Permalink

Marcus, This Maori is the coolest, even the treatment on the base is really nice. I can't wait to see it with the final finish.
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2006-05-12 6:53 pm   Permalink

Drum Roll please....GMan prepare plastic tarp for keyboard here he is...






And at his temporary home at Ocean Earth Surf Shop at the Gold Coast until the owner takes him home in June - and has ordered a replacement for Maori to fill the void.





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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2006-05-12 6:59 pm   Permalink

DAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tarp in place (slobber)

Serious sweetness! Totally slobberific. Great job Marcus. Have a beer on me...I'll pay ya back if we ever meet!

-Gman

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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2006-05-12 7:39 pm   Permalink

Holy CRAP! That thing is AWESOME!!!

davez_tikiz (the artist formerly known as Doubravsky)


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-05-12 7:43 pm   Permalink

Why do you live soooooooo far???

 
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