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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
El Jefe
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From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2013-06-30 1:24 pm   Permalink

That looks like a cool field trip Ernie!!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-06-30 2:12 pm   Permalink

He's right out in da' valley some where. so sorry I missed the tour!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-06-30 2:13 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE! Thanks again for all the great help - here's the first steps on canvas of making some corrections ... feeling good!
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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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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-06-30 2:36 pm   Permalink

Not only did the larger skull balance the structure it looks like the cat is sneaking up on them. Super, Wendy

 
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tigertail777
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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 665
From: Oregon
Posted: 2013-06-30 2:52 pm   Permalink

MUCH better! Now it almost looks like the tiki with the skull eyes is doing that "cartoon take" thing where the eyes have pictures of what they desire in them if you know what I mean.... Tex Avery sorta stuff.

Plus now your eye is led around in a circular path from looking at the tiki faces, to the background city to the cat, the skulls and back to the tikis. I think why you may have not liked it before was that there was no classic eye path to follow and it had an abrupt ending.

I knew you would work it out.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-06-30 10:13 pm   Permalink

I had help

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-07-03 1:48 pm   Permalink

America has invented three new types of Art. 1.) Comic Books, 2). Professional Wrestling, and 3). "Low-Brow" or "Tiki" Art.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-07-03 1:59 pm   Permalink

Being a Low-Brow Tiki Artist, I think that is awesome.

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-07-03 1:59 pm   Permalink

People who do not like my art I will be the first to agree with you. As a low-brow artist it is my job to consume culture and poop out ART. Therefore, sorry to be vulgar, but, I agree; my art is shit. 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

www.tikishark.com

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-07-03 4:50 pm   Permalink

What's up with that? I wish I could do your level of poop. I was in Mahalo Tiki's new tiki shop yesterday looking at your prints. I have one hanging in my home. They are so excited to be coming to Hawaii to meet with you in person. What a treat, I'm jealous. So have a terrific 4th of July and get back to work. Cheers, Wendy
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-07-03 5:20 pm   Permalink

Goes to show, you should not drink and post.

 
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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-07-04 7:20 pm   Permalink

Well Brad all I can say is you do a really good job at creating some "Shitty Art" then. To judge a unfinished piece is pointless, in my opinion, your true talent shows in the end of your paintings, the details in your work, the lighting, the choice of colors. Not every piece can be your best to you but the person who your creating the painting for or is buying a piece you created has there own interpretation of what your art means to them. So it looks like to me you have no problem creating "Shit" people like, so go with the flow, shit or not a lot of us like the work you do. And I as well look forward to seeing you again this Oct. at your huge party in Hawaii.

 
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Holler Waller
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Joined: Mar 13, 2011
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From: NW TN
Posted: 2013-07-04 9:36 pm   Permalink

BTSP, yr art is THE shit
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-07-04 9:52 pm   Permalink

Thanks, folks. That was supposewd to be a joke. Sorry. I have been in a strange place mentally, but I got a KILLER idea for a new painting.... Aloha!
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"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-07-04 9:53 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE! HEY, A funny thing to do today: Today, July 4th, Go around screaming..."I am an American, I do not have a 1000 year old "Culture". I have POP-Culture. …and the rest of the world craves every ultra-hyped-magical-golden drop of it. Rock On AMERICA! Happy 4th of July everybody!" - (it's great to watch the tourists make really funny faces when you do this- what a hoot!)

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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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