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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: 2014-05-05 2:01 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~

Good Morning Kona and Happy Cinco De Mayo!

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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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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-05-05 2:09 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Working on da' "Forbidden Art" as it was erroneously, but humorously, rerfured to by the opposing council recently. "Forbidden Island" 24" x 48" Giclee on Canvas, and me creating an "Artist's Remarque" to make it a one-of-a-kind art piece. To get Tiki Art of your very own please contact the Kona Oceanfront Gallery, or contact
info@tikishark.com

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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: 2014-05-06 01:05 am   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe...

Happy May-day... Feliz Cinco del Mayo..
In this photo you can read what I write at the top of every calendar page.
(all struggling artist's take a look. As far as I can tell... you never stop struggling... you always gotta' remind yourself.)
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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: 2014-05-07 3:03 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe
Here is a Close-up look-see at the recent Artist Remarque...




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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: 2014-05-10 09:33 am   Permalink

I always enjoy looking at your art and being shocked by the detail work.

Have you been able to explain to the opposing counsel that you had nothing to do with the verbal attack?
Any progress or good news?

Best wishes always, Wendy


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-15 10:40 pm   Permalink

danlovestikis - Thanx for the kind words about my art. Don't know whats going on about the whole other thing. Leaving it to the lawyers. I thought I got to say my piece on Monday…after that, I dunno what's going on… I'm unhappy with what happened, and am listening closely to my lawyers who have some experience with fans who can get inappropriately attached to an artist or his/her work.

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
So Pulling my head into the right place to try and make art again.
Here's some progress shots…

Another look

another one

Boy, this is a complex piece.

Here's the last look so far…







 
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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-05-16 07:29 am   Permalink

Lovin' those details Brad. It's looking sharp.

- Dale


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-16 11:40 pm   Permalink

littlegiles
ThanX!

Gotta finish!

Have a good week-end!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-19 03:59 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's an
Artist's Remarque on "Hawaii-Ween"
at the Art Patrons's request of "one more Ghost"

Before the remarque…

...and afterwards...Artist's remarque - making it a "one-of-a-kind".
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: 2014-05-19 9:51 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's a full size Giclee of "Tiki Cat" standing in the "Place of Honor" on center stage in the local Kona Gallery, greeting art patrons as they come in the gallery.
Fun to has him there (!)

"The Red Tiki Lounge"
24" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas
The only as yet un-sold Tiki-Art painting I've got out there. On display here in Kona, soon to be on display in LA at La Luz de Jesus.




 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-19 11:51 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Check out the Big Island News…
http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2014/05/19/video-19th-annual-keiki-surf-contest-kohanaiki/?fb_action_ids=10203034166187826&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

The surfing mayor Billy Kenoi.

Us and the wonderful people who worked so hard to help keep this great surf spot open to the public.
My agent Abbas, Big Island Council man Dru Mamo Kanuha, Council woman Karen Eoff, and Former Council man (...and mystical Jedi / Hawaiian advisor-mentor to this Tiki-Artist) Angel Pilago, and me.

"Pine Trees" beach and awesome Surf Spot that was saved for public use…forevers!


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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://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-20 08:15 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Check out the local Big Island News…
http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2014/05/19/video-19th-annual-keiki-surf-contest-kohanaiki/?fb_action_ids=10203034166187826&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

During this event I got to meet a really nice old timer…. kind of a wise, respected, Hawaiian elder. Much to my surprise, we got into a a deep metaphysical dialog and discussion about my Tiki-Art, and why I had changed my life and was there, living on the active volcano called the Big Island, and why I was painting such things as "Tikis". His name is Angel Pilago, he was the Councilman in the Big Island's North Kona's District 8 till he retired. Now, he acts in an unofficial, advisory role to such folks as Big Island surfer and Mayor Billy Kenoi and Hawaii governor Neil Ambercrombie.

It was a real moment for me to hear years and years Hawaiian culture wisely expounded to me profoundly, thoughtful, and sincerely from this small, wizened old Hawaiian wizard, and why the island was important, - important to me, - and to me making making da' "Tiki-Art"!

"Hmmmm! Yes…. "Tiki-Art" you shall be painting, yes. Yes."

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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://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-21 12:08 pm   Permalink

hey tiki tribe!
One of these things happened again last night!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-21 3:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Please check out this special-edition of "Beyond the Reef" over in "Tiki-Market-Place"…
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=45363&forum=12&start=last&136

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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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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-05-22 9:57 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here the Sea Witch still be-witchingly not finished…

Working in Blue ocean bg…

And yellow tangs

Yellow tangs are the most common fish seen while you snorkel in Hawaii…

And here's a better view of the Sea Witches writhing tentacles and sunken stone Maoi…

More laters…hope to finish….2 nite!!!


 
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