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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-08-31 6:53 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
...and now for your amusement, some photoshop:





Discover The Body Glove Sea-Creature in Greg Browning's 1st place Trans World Surf film festival winner -
- this 7 minute feature: "The Disappearance":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH7i3d0VJ1A
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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

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-01 01:37 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!


Here's the Sunset of Kailua-Kona Hawaii tonight.
Aloha!

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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: 2013-09-03 12:21 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
I finished that color study I was working on for my current painting. The Green color of the "Red Tiki" (!?) I know, but an art patron paid me some coconuts to see it in green to fit into his swanky Tiki-Art collection right next to Big Toe's beautiful Zombie Green Betty Page piece. It's his "The Black Lagoon Lolita" I think! I'm honored and excited to have my work hang in such cool company!

Here it is with out a BG...

And here it is finished.

Here was tonight's sunset from the west Kona-Side of the Big Island...
and if you wanna check out new Parker Tiki-Shark Swag, take a look-see at my FB business page (and "like" it please) . No, it's not gonna' replace Tiki Marketplace, just add onto new places to find new things I have for sale. Some things I sell I only sell on Tiki Central, and some I only swill sell on this new page.
Big Mahalo and ALOHA!


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-03 12:34 am   Permalink


When in doubt......go to the beach.
https://www.facebook.com/tikisharkarthawaii
Mahalo and Aloha.... like I said, I'm not replacing my tiki-art for sale in TC market place, but only adding on a new place on da' net to offer up special single "one-of-a-kine art pieces" (sometimes) on a new business page. Reaching out to the world from this remote volcanic island in the middle of kaiju swarming big blue Pacific. Wha? I liver on "Monster Island?"... seems that way sometimes! From your Tiki-Artist Tribe member on da' Big Island to you... I will still only sell some things in the "Tiki Market Place", and sell other things on this FB page. (I just want you to "Like" me. I was a strange & lonely child) ANYWAYS, Mahalo and thanks for all your support and ALOHA! Tiki-Shark~


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-03 03:47 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

So here's a pencil study of another creature-tiki-thing that a-might go into the current painting I'm working on. It's sort of a "Fink-menehune-Tiki-monster". The idea came to me from my warm up sketches, and monster model painting. It might fit in nice near the strange carnivorous flowers, or perhaps near the
"Red Tiki-Lounge" itself. More strange developments as they ooze outa' my low-brow-Art-Brain. ALOHA!

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Kai Koa
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Joined: Nov 11, 2012
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-09-03 10:43 pm   Permalink

The green version of Red Tiki is off the hook! I like what your doing in the new tiki sketch, H.R. Giger type look to me, pretty cool. Also It was cool to see you in video streaming on www.armsofaudio.com site tonight!

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-04 02:03 am   Permalink

Thanks Kai Koa!
I had this idea about the wood having holes that show a creature underneath the tiki or inside the tiki... just thinking right now...

A thrilling drive to Hilo over the deserted middle of the Big Island... a beautiful day.

It was great hanging with other local artist's and being a guest on "Arms of Audio": their pod cast from the Hilo Side. ...this pod cast thing... boy...
Fun stuff.
I get to jabber about art, and drinking, and showed folks the gallery on Tiki Central, and da' new issue of Tiki Magazine, and paca-lolo, and the Body Glove Sea-Creature, and drinking, and makin' da' Tiki-Art, and galleries that show da' Tiki-Art ... and you can really see what a nerd I am! (Do I really sound like THAT? Jeepers!)

...and hey, maybe some new folks will discover TIKI!
Check it out here:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/38212001
Afterward, my art agent took us all out for lunch at Alice Cooper's joint!

Maui Tacos! (Thanks Abbas!)
Big Thanks to Kris Ti & Ti Mo for all your hard work, support and...
ALOHA!

(next time I'll bring Rum instead of Mountain Dew... or rum to mix into my Mountain Dew? .....Hmmmm...... Ewww!)


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-04 11:47 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!


I'm back working on "The Red Tiki Lounge"


I'm working on the carnivorous tropical plant!

Speaking of eating... what am I having for breakfast?


Kris Ti & Ti Mo say they have a surprise for me if you tune in for Wednesday at their "Arms of Audio" pod cast! 3:30 Hawaii Time, live! Tune in to
www.armsofaudio.com
Aloha and Laters!


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Badd Tiki
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Joined: Aug 28, 2008
Posts: 370
Posted: 2013-09-04 6:50 pm   Permalink

oh man, you are just getting primordial with these new ones

I guess you are eating your pallette to 'become one with the painting'?


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-05 06:31 am   Permalink

Heh! Yeeeesssss! The Green OOZE-y Slime! To get that GREEN TIKI color! It must go in... before it can come out of my hands....

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-09-05 06:39 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Had some fun over at the Local Wyland Kona Gallery.... the local Big Island gallery that carries my art.

It was such a nice night, even my art agent stopped by while I was putting on a a show for the art buying public.

"Beyond The Reef" was by far the most popular art print this month! Every time I replaced one on the gallery wall, it was sold, and I had to get another made up to replace it!

My new favorite Art Expert in Low-Brow and Tiki-Art : Susan Grimm (love dat name) has really taken all my strange ramblings about art to heart and ended up selling a lot of tiki-art her first month at work in the gallery - I gave her numerous you tube sequences of Robert Williams talking about Low-Brow...and she watched them all and really got interested! Big Mahalo Susan!

And here's the newest Art Print - a two in one piece called "Twin Tikis".
You can find out more at
www.wylandbigisland.com , or e-mail jills@wylandbigisland.com.
ALOHA!
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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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Posted: 2013-09-05 3:06 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe! Well, we're still gettin' ready for the big Body Glove 60th Anniversary event here in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

We "OK-ed" the TEE'Z today.

Some are in the groovin' "Big Island Tie Dye Style". But, jeepers creepers, it seems like we got more folks wanted stuff than we thought: more Tiki-Mugs More Tee Shirts.. ...this event just keeps gettin' bigger and bigger on us. My agent already thinking we didn't order enough Tee shirts from the amount of folks asking for shirts (!) Great Googily Moogily! First the mugs, now the shirts...

This thing... It's growing bigger and bigger...Like some kinda' monster...

(Oh Cheesy placement of Body Glove Sea Creature right HERE!)

Hey, I'm thrilled! Everything has come out looking great so far! All I wanted was to get some beautiful looking art out there! Mugs, tee-shirts , paintings, art-prints, heck the surf film...it's all looking sooooo good!
Gonna be a great Halloween here in Hawaii with the Sea-Creature every where!


Well, if you can't make it to Kailua-Kona, but really would like a shirt...um.... supplies are limited.... jeepers, these things are so hard to gage, ya know? Oh well, order now and make sure to get yours. Check over in the Market place or contact
info@tikishark.com. Big MAHALO to everyone asking, and thanks so much for all the support and ALOHA!
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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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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-09 06:26 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Working on the "Red Tiki Lounge" painting...

Working out the flora of the Man-eating tropical orchid. Had an idea for one more tiki... might have to do a thumbnail
more laters!
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-09 2:37 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Some days making art is like magic. When you are "in the groove-zone" it's like you are watching someone else paint...some ones hand making art...it's effortless, and so wonderful to be this tool that Art flows out of... other days, it's like digging a ditch in Arizona with a plastic spork. It all depends on if the "Artistic Muse" is there to inspire you. I remember learning about classical Greek culture in high school, and about the Muse of Art - a beautiful woman in a flowing white gown. I wondered if she would come to me if I was going to be an artist.

Many years later, My Artistic Muse is a "Low-Brow Artistic Muse". She's a He. Invisible, but dresses really swanky! Looks a lot like dis:

Brad's pretend, invisible, Low-Brow Artistic Muse sez: "Ah, kid, so you just told everyone you're a TOOL. OK, enough inspiration, I gotta an idea you need ONE MORE TIKI in this painting... let's hack out a place for it..."

More laters!
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-11 12:01 am   Permalink


Aloha Tiki Tribe!
This is tonight's sunset , which was so purdy, I thought I would share it with you.


Here's what I've been brushing on ... getting these strange tropical plants to look more strange, and mo' better.

Here's the painting...things starting to fit together in a weird tiki-pop-surreal way.

Brad's Imaginary Low-Brow-Art Muse Sez:
"Well lookie there, you did have room to fit in one more tiki-thing.
Hmmmm...It actually is not where I thought you would go for first,
but, that's a good spot.
Good.
Now you have room for the OTHER tiki-thing I think that you need to paint in as well!."

ALOHA BP~


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