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page 217! Some Australian Visit Glimpses and new Art! Oi!
little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7718
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2016-04-27 11:45 pm   Permalink

Hey Ohana!
How Are You?
I been busy!
But not busy enough to NOT share
all these hand-painted ceramics
Before i shuffle em off to Don the beachcombers this Saturday!
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=49574&forum=17&start=135


Well, for those of you who are residing in distant lands
i hope these pictures fulfill and satisfy your mug hunger....


this first one GLOWS IN THE DARK!
Poko Ono
"Bermuda Pineapple" edition
glow in the dark pigment hand-painted onto one of my Tikifarm Poko Ono mugs....
One of a Kind!



and how it looks in the daylight...

a closeup of the texture of the semi-opaque glow in the dark medium



Poko Ono
TikiFarm 15 year anniversary mug
"Midnight Harlequin Edition" edition






Poko Ono
TikiFarm 15 year anniversary mug
"Poko Oro Edition" edition






Poko Ono
TikiFarm 15 year anniversary mug
"Royal Edition" edition






Poko Ono
TikiFarm 15 year anniversary mug
"Triton" edition






Modfish
"Ablyss" Edition




Modfish
"Deep Blue Sea" Edition




Modfish
"Goldfinger" Edition




Modfish
"Grail" Edition




Well, as you can see...it's late and my vision is beginning to blur.
For some odd reason it transferred onto the picture above
hmmmmmm....
Bermuda Pineapple intervention perhaps?

Anyways... Thanks for popping by
and hope to see you ar Don's this Saturday!


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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3652
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2016-04-29 3:36 pm   Permalink

love all the gold pieces, can't wait to see it in person.

 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 3943
Posted: 2016-05-12 07:00 am   Permalink

Thought your Poko Ono mugs were just about the coolest then saw your Modfish bowls.

You come up with some of the coolest tiki art ever.
Great job!!

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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7718
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 12 days ago; 12:51 am   Permalink

'Allo Mates!
Back from Australia
Doug,Toe,and myself survived and prospered
Special Thanks to Janet and Tony Peake of kustom lane gallery
and their darling helpful kids! and a special hats off to that
master of Calligraphy,Striping and mastery of Enamel.. Matt Bailey
for taking us about the town and filling us with Culture!
But more of that later......
man! It's been awhile and i am backlogged (honestly about 50 new drawings and paintings)
so you'll be getting a lil piece of the art and some stories from Australia,mkay?
But first,i must reply to some patient friends who were
kind enough to leave comments....


Quote:

On 2016-04-29 15:36, hiltiki wrote:
love all the gold pieces, can't wait to see it in person.


Hey hil! it was great seeing you! YOU are Golden,baby!

Quote:

On 2016-05-12 07:00, tikiskip wrote:
Thought your Poko Ono mugs were just about the coolest then saw your Modfish bowls.
You come up with some of the coolest tiki art ever.
Great job!!



My humblest thanks,tikiskip!
It has been a weird journey,stumbling into and connecting with So many folks of
strong ideals,talent,genius,motivation,knowledge,and humor over the years...
it's that cauldron of creative energy and ohana that is a constant inspiration!
The opportunity to take chances and try different avenues and presentations
has been exciting.. i feel very fortunate and blessed to live amongst such folk!

and the same ohana was displayed after our 15 and a half hour flight to melbourne...
Between sleep and rank bloody marys, we remained intact. Janet Peake and Matt Bailey greeted us with an Australian flag festooned with verbage from our exhibition a few days hence!



What a beautiful blend of daring modern and Classic Victorian/Empire style architecture,and even some flying buttresses!After dropping our stuff off at their home and heading to the gallery
we unwrap our pieces and Tony,the owner of kustom lane
states he wants to hang the show and mr. bailey will be taking us to the national gallery of Victoria
for some KULL-CHA! (that's Strayan for "Culture")
and Boy he did!
Here's some hi-lights....
the Boys tend to get distracted,although this Siren was quite inviting!
Her name was Sheila and i think Doug took her for a "Root in the Dunny"!


Here's one of a collection of Exquisite Feather headdresses !
Such an Inspiring Day!


Blisssssssssss!
You could get all up close and feel the effort and work and determination and Communication
of these pieces..Chills!


See the Birdie?!?!


Not sure if the Seahorse motif was intentional around the eyes...
but the gears started turning upon viewing!


Melanesia REPRESENT!


Sepik River REPRESENT!



This storyboard/portable shield was STUNNING!
i do believe it has latched itself onto my painting hand
and is guiding it into unknown territory...
A lil bit of the overlapping/stacked style of Indonesian and Bali paintings
i likes it!
it's the...
Wowz...


There was a huge room with a Vanuatu Slit Gong and a whole wall of shields!


Here is one of my favorites from the trip....


And JUST when i thought my art geek tank was on full...
Greek Amphora Vases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heaven!


and then..... some frickin Burne Jones!!!!!!!!!!!!!
blew away the Picasso Crying Woman,and even the Turner,in it's tactile softness and beauty thru quiet..


Winding along the Yarra River
a anticipating our exhibit in 2 days!


Australians are really lazy with their words...
A nation of Nicknames! i ranted during the opening (only for a minute or two)
i think it's because they need that brain-space for wordplay and puns upon puns...
Anyways McDonalds becomes MACCAS!


Flying Buttress!


Finally we were returned back to our mum,Janet
and i'll save the next entry for the next post....




And now for a few Art catchup thangs....

First off! Those YUGE 4 foot shield/masks for Howie's Tiki in Spring Texas
were finally delivered and are now living there happily!

These beauties were the result of a collaboration with Billy the Crud
I drew em
he carved and built em
and then i painted them up to make them appear as if they were
dredged up out of some abandoned village...


in situ...


and some art...
"Afternoon Cocktail"
acrylic on board
8 x 10"
private collection


"Friend of the jungle Shield"
acrylic and paintpen on board
6x12"


"the Cannibal's Dinner"
acrylic and paintpen on board
8 x 10"


"the Welcoming Gaze"
acrylic and paintpen on board
8 x 10"


"the Hidden Valley"
acrylic and paintpen on board
8 x 10"


my favorite of the batch!
Here's some details...

Clooooooseeeeeer.....


and some drawings to share
"Afternoon Huts"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"Alas Poor Yorick"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"Alas Poor Yorick Two"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"Daylight eruptions"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"Excited Boy"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"Island Wind"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"Jungle Chatter"
marker and ink on watercolor paper
9 x 12"


"the entwined Palms"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"the Men's House"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"the Shield's Secret"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"the Sinking Sun"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"the Sun Approaches"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"Tropicali"
Marker and ink on watercolor paper
5x7"


"Torch Waver"
marker and ink on watercolor paper
9 x 12"


"the Stolen Drink"
marker and ink on watercolor paper
9 x 12"


Well, tomorrow is a workday
and it's 1 am
soi will continue sharing more Australian tidbits and Art
LOTS of Art....and i think you'll like it....
Goodnight Ohana!
and Thanks for the Visits!

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www.kinnyruzic.com Art Blogs Wishes Fulfilled!
I'm on Facebook and now Instagram under Ken Ruzic
AW Jeah!


 
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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 1255
From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 12 days ago; 08:16 am   Permalink

Greatness and inspiration abounds, thanks for taking the time to share, be seeing you in August!

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3652
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 3 days ago; 10:24 am   Permalink

Kinny, thanks for all the fabulous artifact pictures from the National Gallery of Victoria, really enjoyed seeing them. Love your art work and that goes without saying. follow you on Instagram and your new pieces are better than ever.

 
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