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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-11-25 3:45 pm   Permalink

Thanks again for the feedback.

I live in Attica MI, It's a small village directly north (a ways) of Detroit.

I'd love to have a party here, but it is freezing here, 13 degrees this morning. We could wear snowmobile suits and drink Hot Buttered Rum. Wouldn't have a problem with too much ice diluting the drinks and they would stay cold for a while.

Maybe next summer!!!



 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-11-25 5:17 pm   Permalink

A couple more pictures. Sorry I did not load them all at once but with dial up it takes a long, long time.

This is my interpretation of an Abelam maternity figure board. It is rather flat so the details donĎt show up to well in a photograph.



This is a New Guinea flute stopper, the original was short-about 18 inches I think, but I liked the style so I made it about 4.5 feet tall and 5 inches diameter at the thickest. It is almost all open work, and took a while to carve away even with a chainsaw doing 95 percent of the work.



The fish is a skull reliquary styled after a bonito fish- influence is Solomon Islands. About 5 feet long and hanging over the back of the couch as a room divider .



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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-11-25 6:39 pm   Permalink

More Excellent stuff JohnnyP. We don't get much PNG art created here and it is refreshing to see and especially your highly authentic looking pieces.
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3736
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2005-11-26 08:24 am   Permalink

Ditto what Benzart said. I love the PNG stuff.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2005-11-26 10:18 am   Permalink

Your carvings are wonderful. I, too, agree with what Ben said...not much PNG stuff around here...Your aging process makes for a very authentic looking carving as well.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2005-11-26 10:19 am   Permalink

P.S. Those Yipwan figures are awesome...makes me want to try one!

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-11-26 1:48 pm   Permalink

Gman. Your work is cool. I think it was you who hates to sand, I couldnít agree more. Your tripod tiki was hilarious. I made one after I saw yours but in a totally different style, maybe if I get the nerve Iíll post it. I'll do a progress series soon. I do have some pictures of the big ku in the back yard while I was carving (if I can find them)

Benzart You are the master. I donít know how you get your work so precise. Iíve tried even with the sharpest X-acto and still canít get the detail you can. Thanks for the step by steps and a goal to strive for.

BK. I have been rallied to try some clubs per your post. I havenít done any weapons yet, but you are right, it seems like every post card has some on the walls on the background. A yipwan is what started my PNG replication craze. Thanks for the complements. As far as my ageing process. I use really old wood. Seriously, I just use odds and ends of stain and no sealant.

Finkdaddy. Iíve been watching your bar build for a while now itĎs looking good. Wish I had the indoor space for one. I have to use the kitchen. There is lot of great talent on the other side of the lake in Wisconsin.

Chair. I found this online as a sample page of some book on oceanic art. I wish I could remember what book it was. If it looks familiar please reply.


Trader Vic Mask From BOT pg 53. My wife did the painting.


Ceremonial Bowl from Oceanic Art- Anthony Meyer - This has got to be one of the best affordable reference books on Oceanic Art


 
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PalmCityTiki
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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
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From: Palm City, Florida ( no really)
Posted: 2005-11-26 2:04 pm   Permalink

Really nice carvings the presentation in the yard really draws me in. Its almost a shrine.

Can you post a bigger pic of this tall guy?


Carve on.


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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-11-28 5:42 pm   Permalink

I have a couple 9 ft logs that I've been saving to do some big tikis to frame my doorwall on my deck. I'd like to do something like those at the Trader Vic's in Chicago. There are a couple large / tall tikis outside the restaurant in the hallway from the hotel leading to the entrance of the restaurant. I've searched this site but have not been able to find pictures of those. Can somebody help? Thanks in advance. Does anybody know who originally did these?

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-11-28 9:52 pm   Permalink

They were done by Barney West, you can tell by the Moai's style. Barney did all big Trader Vic Tikis.

You ARE talking about the Tikis that stood outside by the (closed) back entrance, I assume? Were those moved inside? That would be good, because they were fine examples that were totally wasted where they were standing.

I tried to photograph them in natural light but it was too dark.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-11-28 10:43 pm   Permalink

Is this one of the tikis you are asking about?




There are quite a few tikis hanging out in the hallways and stairways of Chicago's TV... shame they will be gone soon.
A few more...




There's a bunch more...


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-11-29 03:16 am   Permalink

Wow !!! Talk about an entrance !!! Awesome efforts and surroundings. Welcome aboard !!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspirations and stay in touch.

Mahalo


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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-11-29 05:45 am   Permalink

Lake Surfer,
Your first picture is exactly the one I was thinking about. I appreciate your sharing. I have searched through mulitple websites trying to find those images for over a year now. I figured it would be one you Wisconsinites that would come to the rescue.

BigBroTiki,
Thank you for responding to the question of who originally made it.



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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-12-03 10:49 am   Permalink

Thanks McTiki for the welcome!

PalmCityTiki. Which big guy do you mean? The Ku or the the post on the right? If it is the one on the right it is just a support post with a mask. I can post more of the Ku if you want.

Over Thanksgiving I finished a couple of projects and did a few more. I hope you all had a good break. Once this gets under your skin you canít let it go.


A Kwoma mindja mask


I slabbed up a large log a couple years ago and finally made some use of the planks after they dried.

A skull rack from the Sepik River area.


An Asmat shield. I combined features from several shields into one.


A Korewori River figure.


A slit gong in the shape of a crocodile. I was originally going for a reproduction but one too deep cut with a chainsaw wrecked that, so I did a cartoonish version. About 7 feet long. And yes, that is snow ($&*^%).



This is for TCs in the the south. It is the same view as the picture in my first post. Only 6 short months until spring!!!



Hope you enjoy it.
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-12-03 9:26 pm   Permalink

JohnnyP, I'm astounded at the amount and quality of work that you've posted, seemingly having been a lurker or only discovered TC very recently. You've done more authentic quality tikis than many of us here (with a few exceptions)!! I hope you will stick around and show us more. Thanks for joining the TC crowd.

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