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benella
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Posted: 2008-03-20 09:27 am   Permalink



You deserve the title of best carver of the world, of the seas and oceans !

Amazing carving, never seen anything as wonderful.

As a French, I should add that the translation of Surf Tiki is perfect.

Respect,

Benjamin.
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2008-03-20 09:57 am   Permalink

BRAVO AL!
Thanks for sharing the fruits of your research
and giving us ALL that insight on the thought process behind a carving!
I think you overcame that Blank Page Syndrome Splendidly!
Also, the way you work allows it to flow and to be BOTH the natural progression of the process
AND leaves enough to surprise and interest you til it's finished!
EPIC! Kept me hypnotized at the SurfBeat show for awhile!
Thanks for creating and explaining!


 
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Robin
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From: where the road and the sky collide
Posted: 2008-03-20 09:59 am   Permalink

That is one great story! Truly tapping into and manifesting the spirit of your piece. Very informative and educational. Thanks. I love the sychronicity that can happen when you get really involved in working on something. I also appreciated being able to read your work more adequately....I usually hate it when work is explained, but this made it fuller, and much more powerful. It reminded me of a time years ago when I was listening to Didge music and started making dot patterns on one of my pots. About six months later at the library, I discovered that this was how the aboriginal peoples of Australia made drawings, and that they were often 'maps' of sorts. Your sculpture is a wonderful blend of cultures and images.

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-03-20 2:58 pm   Permalink



I changed this Pizza Hut flyer over four years ago almost to the exact day. I added what now I can identify as your #2 tiki at the bottom. Now that you have made this tiki into a mug I will drinking out of it in no time. That beautiful teal too

MakeMake interested me when I first saw its image of a Munktiki mug and it quickly lead to learning about all things Easter Island. Like Easter Island was "discovered" on Easter (by I believe the Spanish)


 
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Posted: 2008-03-20 2:58 pm   Permalink

ouble post:

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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-03-20 8:09 pm   Permalink

See, We don't call you "Crazy" for Nuthin, You been carving maori birds since a LONG time and didn't even know it. Cool stuff Brother, Really Cool stuff.Show us More pictures!
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Hiphipahula
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From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2008-03-20 11:20 pm   Permalink

Crazy Al is precise. Everything Al creates is meticulous & immaculate. I don't know that any of us can say enough about Al's talent. I know he is a genius & just when I think wow, Al has out done himself he shares something new and even more outrageous than the last. Al is versatile and has mastered many medias. Glad you shared some art with us Al....Can't wait to have my own tiki!
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tikitom76
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Posted: 2008-03-21 07:51 am   Permalink

Crazy Carving there for sure. You got talent!

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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-03-21 09:34 am   Permalink

Did you get any pics of you cutting out the eyes from those abalone shells?

That must have been a task in itself!!

They came out perfecto'!

Crazy...

xoxo
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crazy al
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From: CA
Posted: 2008-03-21 1:09 pm   Permalink

no pics of Abie work... did not want to take photo while band sawing...... one $2000 two inch Super glue job is enough!

no blades here... did this while braking up reject tiki mugs???!! Did it a day after i started Mr.Bird141... since it was a clean glass like cut, it healed in under 10 days... slowed work on 141 but i missed the best Snowboard day of the season too!!
now my insurance guy tells me never go to the emergency-room unless near death... Urgent-care, go, urgent-care..
insurance picked up $300 Weee..
Thanks Machschau!! for paying the bills!!!!!


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-03-21 2:51 pm   Permalink

YOOUCH! I think the Ancient tikimug gods were very unhappy with you, They do stuff like that without thinking first.
Back to work now!
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2008-03-22 4:22 pm   Permalink

I don't think Crazy Al is the right name, it should be Genius Al. (for your carvings, not your cut) Your exceptional carvings are certainly very recognizable as your creative style.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-03-22 5:04 pm   Permalink

I agree with everyone, C'Al is THE Master Tiki carver of All. No one puts together a tiki the way he does.
AL it is really great that you are bringing this piece up to date. Got any updated pic's for us yet??
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-03-22 7:03 pm   Permalink

Not Nice the hand that is. Don't get me
started on Medical Insurance company's claim denials!
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-03-22 8:36 pm   Permalink



Fire Hot.

Fire gooood.

Al,

Next " Burn", bring a Low Fire Greenware Mug.

p.s. everyone should post their Crazy Al pictures here.
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