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I've finished Gecko's tribute statue with shrunken head.
POCKETIKI
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Joined: Aug 02, 2006
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From: UK
Posted: 2006-09-30 4:27 pm   Permalink

Wendy! That is just too cool for words, so one word will have to do - AWESOME! I think you are going to become a BIG BIG name in the Tiki Art World! Gecko must be bowled over with this one?!! I'm pleased, no honoured, to be doing the 'Bloody Maori' piece on you and Gecko in the next POCKETIKI! I must talk to you about getting a mug by the way! Take care & keep in touch.

Best wishes from Tiki Towers - James & Sian xx


 
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-09-30 5:05 pm   Permalink

That thing freaks me out...

How about some shrunken heads?
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2006-10-01 03:51 am   Permalink

Wendy, thats outstanding...simply zazzy...Is this the start of a TC Hall of Fame of your favorite Tiki Artists/Friends?? What a cast of characters to choose from Freddie

 
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aquaorama
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From: Tropical Bixby Knolls LBC
Posted: 2006-10-01 06:08 am   Permalink

KEWL!

OK, great work, but where do the batteries go? I'm afraid it's motion activated and is going to stick it's tounge out or something.


 
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Queen Kamehameha
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2006-10-01 12:06 pm   Permalink

Wendy, you are very talented. Doing faces and getting the essence of someone is the hardest form of art. Doing the 2 sides was brilliant! Great job!


Amy


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-10-01 12:40 pm   Permalink

EXCELLENT Job on this guy Wendy. How Proud you Must be, it is So life like. I'm sure Gecko is happy as well.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2006-10-01 6:38 pm   Permalink

Hi Everyone, Gecko knows I think he's handsome. Now that he's seen his statue he is inclined to agree and he said he is truly honored. It's been a lot of fun. It took an hour to do the shrunken head side and four months to do his face right.

I love reading the posts that you have all sent, thank you very much. I almost did the reverse side of Gecko with his tongue out in a Maori grimace but it was faster to make him a shrunken head. Now making one that's electric and has tongue motion is an interesting idea, like a Hallmark ornament.

If you would like to see other tiki projects that I've made for Dan they are on
www.claytikis.com it was a surprise gift from my nephew so it's not really a business web page, it's just for fun right now.

Keep having fun and love those tikis, Wendy




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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2008-10-08 6:59 pm   Permalink

Finally years later I'm able to photograph Gecko with the statue I made of him. He was so nice to pose for both the normal side and the shrunken head side. Wendy








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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2008-10-08 7:18 pm   Permalink

YOUGOGIRL!!! That is awesome and such an amazing likeness. Your artistry skills are off the scale.

 
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HOUSE OF KU
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Posted: 2008-10-09 04:12 am   Permalink

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On 2006-10-01 18:38, danlovestikis wrote:
I almost did the reverse side of Gecko with his tongue out in a Maori grimace but it was faster to make him a shrunken head. Now making one that's electric and has tongue motion is an interesting idea, like a Hallmark ornament.


Maybe it can alternate between these two looks....




gecko yard gnome...

Aloha Wendy! Looks like you guys had a blast...thanks for posting those wonderful picts...

Freddie
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-10-09 07:45 am   Permalink

Great statue Wendy!
What a tribute to an amazing artist AND personality!
You've got me Hungry for the Gecko with the electric Maori tongue!

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TravelingJones
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Posted: 2008-10-12 05:47 am   Permalink

FANTASTIC Wendy...da muggers nightmare!!!

Waaay coool ya gotz da G'ek to pose so handsomely for his portrait... maybe backcover material for Tiki Magazine?!!

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TIKI-TONGA
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From: Arcadia Ca.
Posted: 2008-10-12 5:59 pm   Permalink

Wendy, you sure captured Gecko perfectly with your statue! That is excellent. Let's hope he stays Da Big Puka, and never becomes
Da Little Puka on the back of your statue!


 
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