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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 Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-05-25 04:04 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Saturday in Kona…a few weeks away from my big Art show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery… feeling the pressure - so many distraction from law suits over my art being stolen, I am assembling a show that's about the tale of my journey, my art I made and the good and bad things made from it.

The Sea Witch getting finished!

Detail on the sea…lights and waves and wave lengths of light…

Today some nice tiki-tribe folks came out and bought some art, "Tiger Shark Surfing" and a beautiful giclee of "The Secret Cove"…
Ohmigotta'tellya'… let the Tiki-gawds bless 'em! I really needed some coconuts to help pay my Island Attorney!

Big Mahalo!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-05-25 10:29 pm   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!
Hope u R having a good holiday week sand. I'm in the art studio makin' da' tiki art for my July 4th Art Show in "La at La Luz de Jesus Gallery".
gotta finished the SEA WITCH…

Hope to finish much tonight.

Getting the sunset put in…

Sunset and clouds and light hitting the eaves, shinning through and under…

I bounce around the canvas and put in tabs and highlights here and there as seem fit…

All very different than any other painting I've done. I put half that to learning, and half that to the great distractions of hang my art art stolen and the lawsuit that followed..

No, my friends, art and anger, and big city lawyers trying to "get your goat" at a 14 hour repo do not all fit tougher well.

The good thing that's come from all this is the great well wishes I got from the Tiki-Tribe around the globe, and the powerful support and aloha I got form HAwaiian people who'd made the islands their him for generations. Great depths of "aloha" that go so far beyond the narrow minded money focused greed of big on-line corporations.
I am honored and humbled by the wonderful friendships that I found from the elders of the local Hawaiian people.
I got to explain what "tiki-Culture" was ..and is around the whole world, and they got to tell me how I was being "called Home" to create this certain type of art by powerful forces of the universe and the polynesian world in particular. Wow, quite wonder stuff.
Who knows, when it's all over , perhaps I'll be a better artist because of it all.

Big Aloha!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-05-26 07:21 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe,

HAWAII-CON 2014!


Check it out. I found some old comic book, computer game designs I did on the computer from back in the early 90's.
Was never used. But made art prints - one of the first places to make "giclees" (what we are now calling our nice new modern art prints) ever to create / use high quality computer print outs that could be called "Fine Art".
I was there, when that was first one was being done.
At the test site, back then, we called them "Nash-editions", because they were from a customized "Iris-printer" owned by the folk-rock singer "Nash" from the band "Crosby Stills and Nash and Young" (Younger tribe members, just ask your mom.)
Thought you might dig it. Only he 3 - the original file was lost years ago.

It was painted with a mouse, in photo shop. Perhaps I shall sell the few prints I have left of it at the "HawaiiCon": at the Hapuna Beach Hotel and Resort, -the first ever Sc-Fi Convention , right here on the Big Island.
Could be fun.

I'm gonna attend with my buddy, Sam Campos, from Oahu, who's a conic book artist - he created the first ever Comic cook ever made here in Hawaii!! "Pineapple Man!" That's his new character "Dragon Fly!"

Ya' see… I Couldn't help but notice that the Black Widow's C 7 in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" looked almost as nice as the "Tiki-Mobile" C 6. …. and gotta see if I can get my Art agent to tip the Hawaii-Con Hotel valet parking guys nice so they park the "Tiki-Mobile" right out front of the Hotel during the Hawaii-Con. Would look very "comic-book! YES?!"


Me, my adopted god-son, and my Art Agent: Abbas… they've NEVER been to a comic book convention!

SO… THEN… I'm gonna see if I can get my Art agent Abbas to dress up Comic-con style as "Nick Fury"! He'd look darn slick getting outa' the "Tiki-Mobile" with that Nick Fury black leather long coat and Eye Patch!


Me? hmmm….. While I'd LIKE to think I'd look like "The Batman", or "Riddick", I probably look more like this:


https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiCon

http://www.hawaii247.com/2013/08/22/hawaiicon-2014-the-science-sci-fi-and-fantasy-convention-with-aloha/


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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-05-27 2:04 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe,
Here's the SEA Witch in the last few hours of "getting' finished"…

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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 personal Yoda)


 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-05-27 8:46 pm   Permalink

Brad, you really captured the ying/yang in that painting. I love the balance. Beautiful job.

- Dale


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-27 10:18 pm   Permalink

littlegiles THANX! it's my first "above and below" painting. IT was tricky getting the shapes all to work…well everything was tricky with this one!

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-05-30 01:01 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe
Nervous…. show coming up July 4th… La Luz de Jesus Gallery.

But... many eh …"monsters" appeared in my life in the last year or more and distracted me from making the show I wanted to.
It will still have awesome things in it. Work I'm proud of. But not everything I wanted…the monster ate my time and focus.

Good news! - There will be things to purchase , if you get there while they are still available - like: the last of the Body Glove Sea-Creature Tiki-Mug set from Tiki Farm.
http://www.tikifarm.com/tiki_mugs_p2.htm

Plus many other cool things…
Can't make the show? Take a look see at the Tiki-Market place.
ALOHA!

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"You have not Appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has Appropriated you."
Hawaiian Elder (former District Councilman of the Big Island of Hawaii, & my own personal Yoda)

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-30 05:44 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!


N da' Studio makin' da' Tiki-Art!
one month till the big art show at the world famous birthplace of Low-Brow Art - La luz de Jesus Gallery"

Here's speak at the finished Sea Witch.
Wish me blessings from the Tiki-Gods!


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-30 05:51 am   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe!

painting tiki art for the big show at la luz in LA on July 4th.
NERVOUS? Let me throw up before I can answer that…

Here's a sneak peak at the Sea Witch…

More to come..and more to see (and buy!) at the show!


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"You have not Appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has Appropriated you."
Hawaiian Elder K. Angel Pilago (former Kona District Councilman of the Big Island of Hawaii & my own personal Yoda)

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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2014-05-30 12:16 pm   Permalink

Blurry "Sea Witch?" What a tease. I cant wait to see this in person, See you soon!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-05-30 1:46 pm   Permalink

Kai Koa - it will be up in temporary display at the Kona Waterfront Gallery here in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, at request of the gallery - it will be marked SOLD - but hung up to help generate interest is selling giclees of this piece, I so slowly crank out originals that the gallery LOVES being able to display an original any chance it gets. Then of course, it gets shipped "La Luz de Jesus Gallery" in LA for a month of display in the heart of the swanky LA art scene. Then, of course, it'll be secreted away into the private collection of a mysterious low-brow tiki-art collector who, it's rumored, has residences on the west coast and in Hawaii….

 
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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2014-05-31 02:13 am   Permalink

Well that mysterious low-brow tiki-art collector is one lucky person to have this amazing, one of a kind, original piece of art to display in their collection. Once again Mr. Parker you have outdone yourself. This piece is simply mind blowing!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-05-31 06:25 am   Permalink

oh Kai Koa,
U R too kind!

Laying on the varnish…

And a better look at "The Sea Witch" … in case you can't see it hanging up at the Kona Oceanfront Gallery…




 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-05-31 5:55 pm   Permalink

aloha tiki tribe!
Heres the Sea Witch…
Strange to see how my style is changing , A art patron who has collected my work from the very start right up to my most recent said he has cocktail parties and they stroll around his house looking at his collection, and have really deep conversations on the evolution of my "painting style or techniques"… That kinda freaked me out. I'm not even aware that this was happening. It's just what happens when I put brush to canvas. I'm actually trying to maintain a similar style, but that seems impossible to do. Every thing changes, I guess. A lot of what is in my art is from, I think, reflected by what's going on in my life. I've have now noticed my last few paintings have been really really really busy with so many things going on in them… a lot like my life. Back when I was focused on taking care of a sick family relation who had Alzheimer's, care giving for him right up to his passing. It was what I did 24/7 bedsides painting. I noticed, at that time, I could not stop painting sunsets. Single figures on a sea-shore standing at sunset.

Change from day to night, land to sea….life to after life.

Now, all theses things are going on in my life, so many things seem to be happening in my paintings too. I guess artist's are conduits for what's around them. Angel, (My Hawaiian Yoda) said I was called home to the island to paint what I had to paint about. He's got some really deep metaphysical, geographical, and kinda' cosmic/god & goddess sexual and very Polynesian mystical ideas about all that. Cool stuff to hear from someone who's ancestors lived here. More on all that later… like who some of the legendary figures in Hawaii were and maybe represented. Very different stuff than what they tell tourists. Like some sources even tell that the Tahitian Kahuna (High Priest) Pa'ao - the guy who told King Kamehameha the Great ( before he became Great King of the Prophecy) to dedicate himself to the bloodiest aspect of the War god Ku: "Kuka'ilimoku" is described as having light colored skin and hair!? What the…? Is it possible this rather sinister puppet-master- like figure was of European blood? E-Gads! The plot thickens…as, it seems, is always what happens with all the history here …it's all such rich, dramatic, stuff. Much food for future paintings!

Anyways... here's the latest…

detail

detail

detail

Full on. Things… lots of things going on.


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Tiki Shark Art
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