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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 841
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2013-04-08 03:13 am   Permalink

As someone who loves both skulls and cats i'm really looking forward to seeing this one finished. Will there be prints available of this one when it's done?

 
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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-09 02:27 am   Permalink

Yes! There will be prints... like there are prints of most of my work for sale right now. Best place to find them is to personal message me, or go to my home gallery The Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery
75-5770 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740-1782
USA
Phone – (808) 334-0037
Toll Free – (888) 435-6612
Email -
Jillw@WylandBigIsland.com
or
Email – artexpert@hawaii.rr.com
Here's what I'm working on now:

Had a nice evening walk,
went past the gallery and met some folks who , not only liked my work, but knew all the titles of all my paintings! (I'm not even sure I do... at least that easily)

..and she knew all the old horror movies I love...

Wow! These are the cool kinda' people you want to own your art.

So, my best-est buddy and I wee taking our evening walk through town, and out to the end of the pier where we looked down and saw this!
Beautiful evening!
Big Aloha Tiki Tribe!
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"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
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-11 02:44 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

It's time to start thinking about the 2nd annual "HAWAII-WEEN"!
October 24th, thursday - Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona Hawaii.
October 25th Friday - The Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery". Kailua-Kona Hawaii.

It's "the Body Glove Kreature in Kona Halloween, and Tiki-Mug release Party!"

So, I designed a set of 3 Tiki-Mugs with Tiki Farm.

They feature Body glove's 60 year Anniversary!

I based the mugs on a painting I was making for Body Glove,

"Sea Creature"
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 30"

The painting was inspired by Body Glove's award winning short film "The Disappearance" - a 7 minute short surfer/monster movie.
Here's the fright flick:
http://surf.transworld.net/1000151561/videos/imaginarium-body-gloves-the-disappearance/
After that you can change your surf-shorts, and watch the "making of..." here: http://surf.transworld.net/1000151677/videos/imaginarium-behind-the-scenes-with-body-glove/

Now my art agent, Abbas, is arranging a "Tiki-Mug Release Party", with the folks from Body Glove, and the Body Glove Sea Creature,
and I want to sell art prints of the painting, and make a limited edition "event poster", and some event tee-shirts, to sell along with the set of 3 Tiki-Mugs.
Plus maybe a red carpet full screening of the full lenght feature of "The Disappearance" that Todd Browning (surfer/director) & Body Glove is making right now.

We hope to have a screening of a full length feature of the surf/monster movie (which body Glove is making right now).

So it's a two night party, night one is thurs Oct 24th at the Royal Kona Resort - where we hope to have live music by Henry Kopono (he's big here),
Sell swag and you be able to get your posters and mugs signed by me and the owners of Body Glove, and get your photo taken with the SEA CREATURE!

THEN Friday Oct 25 at the "Wyland Kona Ocean Front Gallery",
...with the Body Glove folks & Sea Creature. We're gonna call it "the 2nd annual Hawaii-Ween party". Should be a blast.

Last year got kinda' wild.
If you guys ever were thinking of making it to the big island, Oct would be ideal. We'll get special low rates at the Royal Kona Resort... http://www.royalkona.com

There'll be more info here as time goes one.

The Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery
75-5770 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740-1782
USA
Phone – (808) 334-0037
Toll Free – (888) 435-6612
Email - Jillw@WylandBigIsland.com
or
Email – artexpert@hawaii.rr.com

Hope 2 C U There!
ALOHA!


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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-12 6:38 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!
and "Happy Aloha Friday!"

TWO TIKIS got a lot done on the tiki on the left. Really tries to get that happy energy I had in the sketch, and my art patrons liked that a lot. So I did catch myself strangely drifting off the sketch, and I really studied the pieces to get him back to that "HAPPY ALOHA-ALOHA" look.
Now, the fun of the other tiki,
and ,my favorite part is the big Tiki Bar and the Waikiki/Gotham City in the Back ground.

And if you are interested in reading about my experiment in kitsch check out my post card thread in the Market place.

ALOHA!
BP~
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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
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-13 03:01 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's the latest paint slapping on canvas that I call Tiki Art coming outa' my studio...

Getting the "ALOHA -ALOHA" look of the tiki on the left just as mega-happy as he was in the sketch.
ALOHA~
BP

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"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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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-14 4:03 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's where we are on Two Tikis right now...long way to go
Aloha


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-15 05:40 am   Permalink

Aloha

more work done...more to come...


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6838
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-04-15 12:43 pm   Permalink

You've been posting really often lately, but Eric October is kickin' your butt production-wise. Check out his latest Gallery post. I understand you're the one who encouraged him to get into tiki art and join Tiki Central. You've created a monster---in a good way.
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-15 10:34 pm   Permalink

GROG...
....I KNOW! I'm so proud of ERIC!
What happened was, We were at "Tikis & Terror's 2", had dinner, & were drinking from a scorpion bowl with two other folks, and I was telling Eric how he should paint tikis, that he'd be a natural... and with a name like "Eric October"! Sheesh, - this guys got talent, a really catchy name, a winning personality, - he's gonna be huge in the LA art scene... but, Eric was thinking that, well, it's not my culture... and, I think I said something like "What are you talking about? You love coming to Tiki Culture Art shows, and Tiki Restaurants, you love old monster movies, You LOVE the Disney Tiki Room, and Godzilla, - you thrive on pop-culture! I'm not telling you to paint "Historical Hawaiian Culture", of course that's not your area of interest or expertise, I'm asking you to paint YOUR vision of Tiki-Pop-Culture..."

...and luckily that was enough to plant a seed in his extremely fertile brain. Eric has always inspired ME! He can make anything. I'm so happy that I was able to inspire him back for once...and now he's expanded the limits of Tiki-culture! If I never did anything good in my life, at least I know that I helped Eric October discover Tiki Culture, and the rest is gonna' go down in pop-culture history! Hoo-Ray Eric! U RAWK!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-17 11:49 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tikin Tribe!
Check out what may be my best "Tiki Mug" design yet!

The "Shark-Tiki" tiki mug!
2nd mug in the 3 mug set - big mug release party here in Kailua Kona This October 24th & 25th. HAWAII-WEEN II!
For mor info or if you want to pre-order a set, contact the WYLAND Kona Ocean Front Gallery, 75-5770n Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona , Hawaii, 96740 (8708) 334-0037
www.WylandBigIsland.com Jillw@WylandBigIsland.com
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=42660&forum=4&start=15


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-18 02:35 am   Permalink

Aloha Eric October Fans, and Tiki Tribe!

The front window of the Wyland Kona Ocean front Gallery.

I hate my computer, sometimes it seems like a battle of good and evil is going on inside it.

research for the BG of "Two Tikis"

Bought a cool used book real cheap at the KONA USED BOOK STORE. Someday I should learn how to draw cars, I think I really want to put more cars & Hot rods into my "Polynesian-Pulp-Art"

Went to the dentist. Extracted 6 teet, included a wisdom tooth that thought it was wise to grow in sideways and knock all my other teeth out of line, yeah, 6 (six) rotten infected teeth... no more Mountain Dew addition for me. (sigh)

ALOHA




 
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tigertail777
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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 667
From: Oregon
Posted: 2013-04-18 07:23 am   Permalink

HA HA HA! Love your good and evil representation there!

GAH! Don't say that about the teeth! I have a sideways molar that's probably been needing taken care of for years and I am afraid its going knock everything out of whack if its taken out. I hate dentists I can feel your pain from here.

Great score on the book. I am not too good at drawing mechanical things either.

Your new painting is coming along swimmingly, can't wait to see how it turns out.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-18 2:20 pm   Permalink

tigertail777 - thanks, ha ha ... funny. Space Godzilla IS evil. And...

But IS Godzilla a force of good or evil? Or a force of nature? ...hmmmm there is this proof that Godzilla is good:

But, If you live in Japan and Godzilla and Space Godzilla, and that giant Robot from "the Mysterions" named Moguera are all coming you DO NOT want to live in...

...a small town named "FUKU".
OK, glad we got that settled.

ART

Been working on the BG for "2 tikis" - on the left will be Waikiki/Gotham City
on the right will be a raw natural sunset, maybe Diamond head, a wave...flowers.

Here's a closer look at Waikiki/Gotham, you may notice...

The landmark of the "Aloha Tower"

So, here it is so far... lets see how much I can get done today...
ALOHA!



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

http://www.tikishark.com


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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1037
Posted: 2013-04-18 9:34 pm   Permalink

I was just perusing Brad's thread and imagine my surprise when I came upon a discussion about me by two of my tiki mentors... Tiki Shark and Grog!

Thanks a bunch for the kind words! Yes, Brad is the Dr. Frankenstein to my Monster!

You forgot to mention that the discussion that planted the tiki seed in me happened at Bahooka... another reason that place was so dear to my heart! And see Brad, you are so endlessly creative and talented, inspiration bursts forth from you in glorious waves...

The Shark-Tiki mug is freaking awesome (and an appropriate creation for Tiki Shark!) The Body Glove 60th design was already blowin' me away... this one is cool beyond description!





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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3490
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-04-20 7:37 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Still working on the "Two Tikis" painting. Here's a look back at the drawing as reference - Which I am seeking to catch the flavor of.... the fine art patrons who commissioned this piece like the sketch, and though my work can waiver off on strange tangents while I'm painting, I'm not on this one. However I am creating the "Waikiki/Gotham" That I always am trying to capture on the left.... it's proving a bit harder on the canvass but I'm getting there.... There is my own paint smugged finger prints on the sketch now though...oops!
ALOHA!


 
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