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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Mateotiki
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Joined: Feb 23, 2007
Posts: 24
From: Houston, TX
Posted: 2012-10-03 09:10 am   Permalink

Maybe use a few examples to try to explain the connection between the ancient and modern? Like how their ki'i became tiki, or how their older tattoo designs are incorporated into today's tiki artwork.

 
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tigertail777
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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 638
From: Oregon
Posted: 2012-10-03 1:24 pm   Permalink

For your talk, if you have the ability to use powerpoint, I think an obvious thing would be some scans from both of Sven's books, explaining what you just encapsulated in your last post and maybe further extrapolating the whole history background that Sven talks about with the GI's coming back from WWII and wanting to recreate that ideal of Hawaiian paradise. It may seem old hat to us, but you would be surprised how few people actually know much of the background to to tiki culture. Pictures of your own work set to some nice thematic music like Tikiyaki Orchestra etc towards the end as a pastiche would be a nice capper. Then after they have that nice relaxing look at your work you can open it up to questions.

Also if you bring freebees, make sure there are more than you need. Once people see your work you are liable to have people wanting to take home pieces for friends and family. And LOTS of business cards.


 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-10-04 04:08 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-24 04:35, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
tigertail777 - The Shadow is one of my favorite Mystery Men. He is what spawned Batman. Did you see the Shadow film with Alec Baldwin? It's fun... but if they are making re-makes all the time why not another Shadow film? I'd be up for it!




THANK YOU! I love that movie, I think considering the time period it was made, that they did an absolutely fantastic job with it. It was okay that it was cheesy, it was an old serial. And yeah, I'd love to see a remake of it, so long as they didn't try to make it dark, and action-filled. Time to go back and read through more posts on this thread, I'm digging the conversation.

Post Script - Please don't use Powerpoint. It sucks. Powerpoint presentations suck, unless you're just using it as a slideshow. Then have at it. Otherwise, there are tons of better programs out there, like Photo Story. Good art doesn't deserve bad Powerpoint!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-10-04 11:54 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Thank you all so much for the hints & help with my up coming "TALK" about Tiki Culture at the University of Hawaii. Really helped me get my ideas together a bit more. MAHALO everyone!

Sorry, no power point, no slide show. But - I'll hand out folders that are "goodie bags" of samples of my work, (

2012 calendars, postcards, art cards, stickers, and such things) , then I do a brief history of Tiki Culture, then some of my own work-history in pop culture: (comic books & video games & Music videos & Movies), and then connect it up to my becoming a "Tiki Artist" and my move to the Big Island, - tiki art shows, and what Tiki Culture means to me.
Hold up Sven's "The Book Of Tiki" , and let them know about Tiki Central.
Then Questions and Answers.
Sound OK?

Here's where the painting is now...

Drinks are about done...

Closer look at the Tiki's Drink & Aloha Shirt.

Should be done in a few days... (gallery is waiting!)
Big Aloha & Mahalo Plenty!

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Elgarbo
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Joined: Sep 19, 2012
Posts: 55
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2012-10-05 12:30 am   Permalink

The level of detail is just incredible... blows the mind! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-10-05 02:09 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Guess what?!
Jeepers Creepers! I got an early Halloween Treat! One of my favorite (non Tiki) Pod Casts has been cool and hip enough to using a piece of my Tiki Art on their web site for October! Tiki culture spreads so well into Horror Culture, don't ya' know! Please go check it out, I think you'll dig it! ( I sure Did!) You can hear the amazing voice talent of Lawrence Santoro read my "Artist's Statement" - that gave me shivers! Big MAHALO Larry!
Here's the web site:
http://talestoterrify.com/tales-to-terrify-no-39-tim-waggoner/

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-10-06 12:15 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe - HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!
Welcome to October, or as we say on da' Island "'Okakopa"!
Here's the latest work on da' painting...

Well, finished one little sea turtle... one Hula girl, and two more little turtles to go...


If you like Tiki & Halloween, you gotta go to the episode of this "Star Ship Sofa" pod cast and listen to this audio play : it's "The Tree is my Hat" by Gene Wolf, presented by horror host Larry Santoro:
http://www.starshipsofa.com/2008/11/06/aural-delights-no-49-gene-wolfe/
ALOHA!


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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-10-07 7:08 pm   Permalink

Good bags trump powerpoint any day of the week. Nice!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-10-07 7:33 pm   Permalink

I want you & Kinny & Doug Horne to make some Hawaiian Shirts!
because they would rock.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-10-09 01:18 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Weird morning - I gotta tell you, I woke up this morning panicked because it was Monday and I had to go to school today! A University. ...and I realized that the last time I was on a University campus it was the mid 80's, and I was thrown out. Yep. I was thrown out of an advanced painting course at UCLA- by the instructor - who, in front of the class, announced that I was NOT an artist, I was an illustrator, and unteachable.
So, these old fears took me over for a bit - I was saved by my agent and his niece who hopped in the car and drove over with me.
so - l, just got back from da big drive round the island - From Hilo, where I spoke at the University Of Hawaii on Tiki Culture.

I think it went well. My art agent and his niece sat in the back of the room and later told me it was a good talk. I didn't see any one nod off, so at least I wasn't boring. I hope I represented Tiki Culture as well as I could, told them about the "Low Brow Art" scene, and maybe even explained a little of what I'm trying to say with my Tiki Art. It felt good to tell this next generation about Tiki Culture, show them where on the net they could learn more. They seemed interested, and (most being life long Hawaiian residents I think) even a bit amused at how Tiki is so large & collected in other parts of the world.

Thank you, & Big Aloha to everyone who attended (full class with no empty seats- whew!) and to instructor Lauri Segal for this chance to yammer on about my passion. Maybe it was educational, entertaining, & perhaps someone was inspired.
Full circle for what that's worth... from being thrown out, now I was finally asked back.

_________________
Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

www.tikishark.com

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-10-10 5:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's the latest work on "Hawaiian Eye Episode II"

Got the hula girl to do....

Roughed in her light and dark areas... now the layers of transparent color to build up a beautiful (I HOPE!) skin tone & face....

ALOHA!


 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-10-11 07:19 am   Permalink

That's nutty to see how basic and formless she started out as, and what it turns into. I love seeing works of art in process!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-10-11 3:44 pm   Permalink

Hale Tiki - thanks!
Here's the latest!


 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 552
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2012-10-11 4:23 pm   Permalink

Looks like her use of "Hawaiian Tropics" is paying off. Her skin is looking awesome and love the hits of color on her outfit. Looking great!

I'm so glad the talk at the University went well and you had a full crowd. I'm sure I am not the first to say it, but your college professor was an idiot and we are sure glad that you didn't take his toss out as a reason to quit art. You are amazingly talented and it is a joy to watch you work.

- Dale


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posts: 3375
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-10-12 8:04 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE! - HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!

littlegiles - Thanx so much. It was a little bit of "sweet revenge" on the big snobby machine of "The ART WORLD", after I got over my stage fright that is. The Instructor has since e-mailed me and said how much the class enjoyed my talk, and that I was a natural story teller. They want to use in me in the future... so, we'll see if I have to do this every semester or not. Not sure I want to! But, it's good to give back to the world for things that have been given to me. & hard to say no to students who want to learn.

Anyways, back to work!

Here's the almost done "HAWAIIAN EYE EPISODE II"

Working on the flower Lei on the Hula Wahine. And a few touch ups here and there.
Feeling in my gut it's almost finished!


I'm excited about starting on the next painting.

THE Body Glove SEA KREATURE. A real Treat to work on for this HALLOWEEN!
I would like to be painting "LIVE" on it at the local WYLAND gallery at this up coming "Hawaii-Ween" event

Speaking of Halloween & Tiki check this out:
http://talestoterrify.com/tales-to-terrify-no-39-tim-waggoner/
Have a freaky Week End!

Tiki-Shark

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