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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-06 10:38 pm   Permalink

That's a great idea! I love it! Please give it a go, and send me pics please!

I do have a love of Tiki Mugs!

SPEAKING OF TIKI MUGS...
I just got done designing a set of 3 mugs for Tiki-Farm & Body Glove - they'll come in a box set - and, with my current painting as the cover! (oh boy! I do so love good packaging! aka: Yep, I is a collecting Tiki-NERD!)

Dig IT! - painting's not quite done yet...but almost... I think I gotta work on the flowers next and the tikis and foreground...etc...
It's a set of mugs based on this painting... which is based on the Body Glove award winning short surf film "The Disappearance".
The film was made by Director /pro surfer Greg Browning for surf-film contest held by Trans World Surf Magazine (It won 1st place), it tells the tale about the Body Glove pro-surf team going to a extremely remote island in Indonesia, looking for the perfect wave, and finding
a vicious Sea Creature as well! Very Blair Witch Project - like, and everyone don't make it back! Quite fun!n It also happens to be Body Glove's 60 Year Anniversary, so there's a special 60 Year Anniversary mug in the set , along with a "Shark-Tiki" tiki mug, and a Body Glove Sea Creature tiki mug. (some of my best designs I think, I really wanted to give this one my best effort!)

Check it out here:
http://www.bodyglove.com/campaigns/the-disappearance/?mwrc_session_code=Vx9ZC8YggXLAFcqaHb6s
Pop over to the Gallery area of Tiki Central to see all the pencil designs done.
We plan on a release party here in Hawaii next October with the Director, the Owners of Body Glove, Me, and pro-surfer Scott Smith (the Creature) ... plus 100 free limited edition posters to the first 100 sets sold. Autographs abound, photos with the CREATURE! and Live music by Henry Kopono - all at the Royal Kona Resort.

More on all that as October rolls around.
Big Aloha!


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-07 02:32 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Dig this old sketch that later became the painting "Mister Mai Tai"!

It's when I came up with the idea for clouds to be in a hibiscus pattern.
ALOHA!
B~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-02-08 7:03 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Well, it's the end of another week... "ALOHA Friday" is here...and I just wanted to share this beautiful sunset with the tribe.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-08 7:17 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So... on working conditions of a tiki artist. It is important to have a conscious work environment that elicits the creative muse to bestow upon the artist more inspiration. There are many ways to do this. One of the ways I chose to do this is with Godzilla toys.

A recent acquisition. All hail the King baby, King Ghidorah that is.

Here's the lair of the tiki-artist... shhh... he's arting...

_________________
Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)


 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-02-08 10:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-08 19:17, Tiki Shark Art wrote:
Here's the lair of the tiki-artist... shhh... he's arting...



You left off the F.

GROG take Gas-X. it work well.
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GROG miss Tiki-Kate


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-10 12:44 am   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Hey, GROG, what's that stank? It's the Stank of Low-Brow Tiki-Art!

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-02-11 9:59 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's me at the Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery painting "live" - an artist's remarque for a very hip art patron... great fun! Big Mahalo!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-02-14 12:54 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Almost done!

Here's the whole thing, let's see I think I FINALLY got those darned flowers looking like flowers!

Here's one...

Here's the other...
ALOHA!




 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-02-18 6:25 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Sad news... I gotta take a business trip to the mainland. Sheesh, I'm really getting so that I hate leaving the island. Funny, folks always talk about getting "Rock Fever" and going crazy unless they get off island... after the 6 + years of living here, the grasp of Madam Pele is fully upon me, and I don't like leaving my island home.
Last Sunday I was at the Wyland Kona Ocean Front Gallery, painting an artist's remarque on a high end giclee, and well, it was just one little remarque...but I was talking with this new art patron who is moving here, and the gallery broke out the wine, all kinds of people are coming in and asking me about my art, next thing ya know I was there all frickin' day! But, it was really a great Sunday at the gallery - I send out big mahalo and aloha to gallery owner Mark Hanna - the one gallery owner here who thought tourists would "get" tiki-art.

IF you find your self in Kailua-Kona Hawaii please stop in and tell Mark he has great artistic foresight, and he's a cool swank dude for digging the Tiki-Art!
Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery
75-5770 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, HI 96740-1782
Phone – (808) 334-0037
Toll Free – (888) 435-6612
Email –
Jillwt@wylandbigisland.com

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Canvas
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Posted: 2013-02-19 5:35 pm   Permalink

The lilies are awesome...and the detail on the skulls-!!!

 
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2013-02-20 7:34 pm   Permalink

Damn fine work, sir!!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-03-03 9:03 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe!

The Body Glove Sea Creature
Acrylic on canvas 24 X 30
A L M O S T DONE.

Take a closer look at the unlucky skulls of the surfers who went looking for the perfect wave on the island of the sea creature...
so just to catch you up...
This project started with a short film contest about surf photography held by Trans World Surf Magazine.
Greg Browning, writer /dirctor/surfer for Body Glove made this a monster movie short surf film. Here's the short film:
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151561/videos/imaginarium-body-gloves-the-disappearance/

Then Greg showed it to me, and I decided to make a painting of his sea creature. The film won first place, and many other awards art other film tests.
then tiki Farm came to me and asked to make a mug - I thought to mix the two things together and now we have a 3 mug tiki mug set in the works.
Now a release party is planned next Oct here in Kona at the Royal Kona Resort. invited guests are the owners of Body glove. the film Director Greg Browning, the producer John DeTenple, and pro surfer, water polo champ Scot Smith - the creature (who will be in full creature suit).

Now, because the short film was so well received, $ came in and it is /has be created into a full length feature film. I hope to give it's first showing a the Oct event.
I'm creating a special limited edition 100 prints for the event to the first 100 tiki mugs sets sold. With everyone there, everyone can get everything autographed!
Local legend Henry Kopono is taking time out of his mainland tour to come play live that night.
Talk is this image will be tee shirts , board shorts, skate decks, boogies boards, post cards, art cards, refrigerator magnets, in a calendar of tiki art, high end giclees, nice paper giclees for a little less, and the original will hang at the world famous birthplace of low-brow art La lus De Jesus Gallery in LA in 2014.
This is one of the rare times that the journey is as much fun of not more than anything else! I wanna give a big thanks and aloha to the universe for dropping this in my lap, to Greg Browing, to the folks at Body Glove, to Holden Westland at Tiki Farm, and Jeff Isbester at the Royal Kona Resort for letting us plan such a amazing and fun event!
I invite you all if you can make it, it'll be at the Royal Kona, we'll be hanging at the open air Mai Tai bar with amazing views of the Kona Bay. ALOHA!


Now....all I gotta do is finish it and not screw it up!!!!



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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-03-07 1:08 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
Here's the latest painting - I think it's done. I better stop, or fear overworking it.

The Body Glove Sea Creature
24" x 30"
Acrylic on Canvas

Here's a closer look at the main feature - the creature!
this painting was inspired by a short surf film by Greg Browning at Body Glove you can see that here:
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151561/videos/imaginarium-body-gloves-the-disappearance/
It then in turn inspired a set of three tiki mugs - that will be made by tiki farm and out later this year.
Then, giclee #1 of 10 is already spoken for and set to hang in the Body Glove HQ. (maybe in Greg's office?)
Then there's gonna be a larger film project - much being talked about and might already be in the works, (still kinda of hush -hush, but I think it's almost done!)
A big mug and movie release party next Oct here in Kailua Kona Hawaii with the director , the owners of Body Glove and Scott Smith (the creature)
plus a special limited edition print to the first 100 mug sets sold.
The original will hang in my 2014 Summer art show at La Luz De Jesus Gallery" in LA.
There will be canvas giclee prints, paper giclee prints... and of course my agent is talkin to some very fine folks about the sale of the original...

Big Aloha!
B~



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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-03-08 6:30 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

A FEW LAST BRUSH SLAPS OF PAINT...

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Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-03-08 9:28 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe... OK, a few LAST dabs o paint, and a clean up of the edges and NOW it's REALLY done. (I think).

"The Body Glove Sea Creature"
24" x 30"
Acrylic on canvas

Here's a look at the Sea Creature's strangest feature: it's LONGEST toes/claws are on the outside of it's feet! (creepy!)

Here's a detailed look at the creature and the two tikis - that will become the objects in a 3 tiki-mug set from Tiki Farm (out later this year)

AND SINCE IT'S "ALOHA FRIDAY-NIGHT"...IT'S THE PERFECT TIME FOR A "CREATURE FEATURE", AND U CAN WATCH THE SHORT FILM THAT INSPIRED THIS PAINTING!

http://www.bodyglove.com/campaigns/the-disappearance/?mwrc_session_code=ZDto4PSU9biD1klCkqcY

Can't get enough sea creature yet? Okee Dokee! Here's stuff for us hard core tiki tribe folks I don't put on FB.

This tiki in the BG, became the "Body Glove 60 year anniversary Tiki-Mug design" when Tiki Farm came in and we decided to make a tiki mug set to match this painting.

This tiki became know as the "Shark-tiki" and as a tiki mug it has two cool little shark aumakuas (spirits) swimming around it.

And here's a closer look at the creature, which in the 3 mug set is, of course, the creature tiki-mug.

Here's a better look at some unlucky surfers...

... seeking the perfect wave!

And want to hear how hard it was to film a 7 minute surf / monster movie? Scott Smith, pro-surfer and sea creature almost drown a few times... it's a wild tale! check it out!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xtvbye_imaginarium-2012-behind-the-scenes-with-body-glove_sport#.UTrF1qkTuX0
BIG ALOHA!

B~

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