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tikis by marcus thorn
benella
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Posted: 2008-05-15 12:36 pm   Permalink

Been missing your pix too but I have to say that this gear shift knob is amazing. Is that oak ? Beautiful finish as well, looks like lacquer.
You're living the dream but looking at your work, this is what you deserve
Bravo,

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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-05-15 2:29 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-05-15 01:38, tiki beat by marcus thorn wrote:






Well finally this pic puts it all in perspective (so to speak)...

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On 2008-05-15 06:21, Sneakytiki wrote:
That skull is soooo you! It's you as a skull, great self portrait!!!



YES, Sneakytiki is right - its a self portrait, but what you might not have noticed is that it is carved at 1:1 scale. Finally this pic shows us Marcus's trick to being the "human termite" and carving like a crazy wood hungry animal - he has APE hands!! The size of two normal hands put together!!

Soon he might end up like this guy:





 
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harro
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Posted: 2008-05-15 2:30 pm   Permalink

PS good to see you back here with new pics mate!!


 
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2008-05-19 2:53 pm   Permalink

mahalo for all the kind words its good to be back on tc for a while before i head over to hawaii again. i will try and post some more pics soon thankyou to tamapoutini. hewey. sneakytiki. alohastation. king bilt. ben. benella. harro
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-05-20 9:49 pm   Permalink

Nice! I love how the top coat shows the grain so well.

 
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MooneyTiki
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
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From: Jensen Beach,fla
Posted: 2008-05-31 09:00 am   Permalink

Always very cool work marcus!Hope all is well we miss your posts but an artist has to stay busy , may good luck always shine your way,Aloha your friend Mooney

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-07-06 6:18 pm   Permalink

Hey Marcus, What're you up to now?? ( I'll bet you're down in Peru viziting a certain Pin-up girl??? Huh Huh Aha . Some time ago you asked for my address and thes weekend I received your FanTasTic Mug in the Mail, TIKI BEAT on the front and MOON Tiki on the back, The TWO Tribes wit Tiki Moon and TIKI BEAT.
I was Floored, Man I can't tell you how you Made My Day, Thanks a Hunnert times.
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2008-07-16 9:19 pm   Permalink

update for Marcus ~ he's carving in hawaii! he'll be at the All Hawaii Collector's Show on Oahu this weekend.

here's the scoop! (its a press release~ i'm a friend of Karen)


Australian develops new audience for contemporary South Pacific sculpture in Hawaii.

Janelle Maguire embraces both art and artist over the 4th of July weekend.



“Until recently my nieces didn’t understand my obsession with large carved images, and then they met Marcus and pffft objection over” remarked Honolulu Interior Designer and Art Dealer Karen Maguire. “Marcus’s colorful personality and large scale work won them over in no time flat.”

The object of Janelle’s affection was Marcus’s first carving begun in Hawaii at the first of the year
and quickly dubbed “Henry” after the Kaneohe Street the massive Mango trunk was salvaged.
Maguire 11, of Kailua-Kona said of the 12’ carving: “ I love Henry, he’s great. He looks strong, like he could attack, but he’s not scary.”

Sculptor Marcus Thorn of Queensland Australia. will show his work in Hawaii for the first time this weekend at the Hawaii all-collectors show July 18- 19. The exhibit is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the Artist and Maguire.


Karen Maguire: “When Marcus started the Marquesan style piece. I began to suspect that we were on to something. Young and old, the entire neighborhood stopped in for a look, and as the piece took shape it seemed to appeal to everyone.”

“My niece told me she liked Henry because he’s ‘different ’ and I think there is always truth in what kids say. We are in a place where the richest of carving traditions existed, but how much of the past do we know about ? So much was destroyed and there are few references and examples.
( World wide fewer than 200 pieces of Hawaiian sculpture are known to exist today) If one thinks about it most of the contemporary sculpture we are used to seeing derives from only a handful of originals.”

“Through our work, Marcus is re-imagining the original forms. As a community we are fortunate to have the Bishop Museum.” said Maguire. Marcus and I have been able to discover so much that interests us through their library, exhibits, and helpful staff. Our goal is that eventually through commissioned work Thorn will able to explore the sculpture of the entire South Pacific region” .

“Looking at Marcus’s work, its fantastic scale and complexity reminds one of how extraordinary the work of the ancient carvers is .”

Friday and Saturday the public will be able to see both of Thorns large sculptures up close, and talk with the carver. Demonstrations will be ongoing during the show.
Should be a good time for all, but says Maguire: “ Bring the kids- it’s something they’ll actually like “.

Where: Hawaii All-Collectors Show, Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
When: July 18, 19, 2008 Friday 3pm -9 pm, Saturday 10 am -6 pm

Marcus Thorn in Hawaii now thru July 23, and again in September 2008.




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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-07-16 10:08 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-07-16 21:19, dogbytes wrote:


Marcus Thorn in Hawaii now thru July 23, and again in September 2008.






Man, is this guy living the dream or what? Just don't forget to drop by and say g'day to the little people once in while!
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2008-07-16 11:27 pm   Permalink

Congrats Marcus!!

From that first post in 2005... to carving in Hawaii...

He certainly is... living the dream!


 
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2008-07-17 03:20 am   Permalink

Good on you Marcus - behave yourself over there. Like Paipo says, dont forget the online-Ohana!


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dogbytes
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Posted: 2008-07-20 01:48 am   Permalink

Karen reports meeting a few TC'ers and many others this weekend. here's the first pix she sent for me to post.





 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2008-07-20 10:58 am   Permalink

Way to go Marcus!!!

 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-07-20 12:32 pm   Permalink

Wow man! That's awesome...you deserve it. Surf one for me, won'tcha?!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-07-20 5:37 pm   Permalink

Awesome stuff Marcus, Looks like you have everyone eating out of your hands. You'll be a local celebrity for years to come. Way to go!
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