||The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
|Tiki Shark Art|
Joined: Aug 31, 2006
From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
|Posted: 2 days ago; 5:33 pm  Permalink|
Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Speaking of the show at LA LUZ de JESUS GALLERY - it's only a year away! One tiny teeny year to make and finish up my body of work for that show. Yeah, that's the show that's already SOLD OUT!
I used to day dream about being a well known artist like "SHAG" & having folks waiting for new Tiki Art paintings… having plunked down $ and are waiting… that's "Job Security" I thought.
HOWEVER, Now that I'm actually lucky enough to be in this "SOLD OUT position", I gotta' tell you it's scary as all get out! !
Crazy ideas like this fill yer head
What if I'm all out of "ART"?
What if I can't paint any more?
I know, silly, but they are there!
I got sketch books of ideas…
but getting em to the canvas, or wood, and then on the wall is a whole OTHER trip!
There are some things I'd like to try… like I have some prototypes of old Skate Decks. I think a few came out too dark, and I want to re-paint them with new brighter images, because I love shape of the boards.
Beautiful maple wood boards - can't let 'em go to waste!
So I'm experimenting : RE-painting one. See if it'll be worthy for the La luz Show.
Tomorrow I have a trip to Oahu, for business. One thing on the schedule is talking to KC HAWAII about development of new "TIKI TOYS".
Should be fun. I hope to see a 3-dimensional tiki of my own design on the shelves of souvenir shops in Hawaii. That will be a real mile-stone in my "Low-Brow Tiki-Artist's Journey"!
|little lost tiki|
Joined: Jun 12, 2006
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
|Posted: 2 days ago; 8:02 pm  Permalink|
Great to hear the gears turning
and you're thinking up some goodies for laLuz!
That Gent with a Spear,That fellow on the right on the last pic
has GOT to be a Tourist Staple item....
AND a MUG!
A Year? Pssshaw! You can do it!
Don't let it be a weight...
Think of it
These patrons have put immense faith in you
and deep down you know you can do it
but it'll be a struggle
What adventures aren't?
Tho, i must say
the nurturing,creative,idea time
that seething lave of thought
BEFORE all the paintings
is DA BEST!
and enjoy the fact that
You are in Paradise
and are returning the Deep Impression the land has grooved into your brain
via your art.
most of us are merely visitors there.
We carry what we were raised with
to that island
as your art does
it mixes these two aspects of American culture
mainland and island
and melds them together.
Chaw on that and breathe deeply
and KNOW that this will be done
and the show will be Awesome
and you will enjoy the most rewarding sleep
when the evening is over
and wake up with a smile
You are a talented art brother
Joined: Sep 18, 2014
|Posted: 2 days ago; 9:53 pm  Permalink|
I second LLT's sentiment....If anyone can do it, you can Shark.