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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-08-03 02:35 am   Permalink

Kai Koa~

Father Damien from Molokai - aka Saint Damian of Molokai.
Don't know him, read up. We made our tour guide take us to all the Hawaii stuff.


King Kamehameha the Great!
Read my blog for the (of course) supernatural tale that follows ANYTHING from the Islands around…and this statue is no exception~!

We just got back from Washington DC - high points were the stuff that had to do with Hawaii - after a while you really do become very attached to the islands…or you don't. I am so in love with Hawaii now I could never imagine living anywhere else - it's super charging my creative urges….
Wow… I'm kinda smiling, but I also feel kinda worried that everything works out OK - I and I know Abbas both went through some major adjustment times… we took jobs that were not really glamorous to make ends meet, but things, finally took of. Then, of course, a big company creepy mainland company steels my art and refuses to settle to our very generous "live aloha offer" - they wanna be a-holes…so what-evers….NOW they seem bent only on our destruction because they can do it with their seemingly endless $.

So..I'm so happy you are here as my friend - and Uncle Bob was so right! I could never move back to the big dirty trash covered Rat Race….but.. hope things go smoother for you than us…I don't always put up the insane crazy things that happen….I don't wanna bum every one out…would rather make fun it all…if you don't laugh at it all, (you may cry)… because screw it - we're in HAWAII…. 99 % of the world get here once of at all, and never come back. We're LIVIN' here!

Anice deep breath and watching the sunset really does make most things seem better….Welcome to Paradise… hey, there's good and bad everywhere… however the bad here is just a lot more beautiful than the crappy any where else where.
Big Aloha Brother!
See ya at the Mai Tai Fest!

That is always fun.

Weird moment, they showed "Captain America: The Winter Solider on the flight back to Kona, and I noticed that at the end of the movie the room they are having the Senate hearing with Black Widow as a witness, is in exactly the same rooms ...they question Black Widow…we're snorting and laughing...! I don't think anyone is allowed to film at the REAL Capital So they made perfect duplicate on a sound stage somewhere.


On the Plane, we both started laughing and snickering about how we were in that room…the other passengers gave us some weird looks!
Were those guys just at a Senate hearing? Wow Guess so!

Course this looked kine'a lot like something waiting 4 for us at home too! HEH! A L O H A


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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-08-06 03:56 am   Permalink

idea I had on da plane while listening to a mix of Polynesian and rock ,music…

who really had paint on stage?


 
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Kai Koa
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Joined: Nov 11, 2012
Posts: 67
From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2014-08-06 1:26 pm   Permalink

Wow, I dig it! Rawk on!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-08-15 6:20 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Wow, my link to TC was down for a few days - I was getting Tiki Withdrawal ! I don't know if it was the Hurricanes hitting Hawaii or what! Freaky!
First off, check out the Swank new Tiki out from to f the Royal Kona Resort!
Fantastic! A beautiful specimen of the "Modern Tiki" style, If you ask me, -
like all modern tiki's it has a little "cartoon-like-expression" to it.
Really well done! Great Looking!

Second off, at the Royal Kona's Resort Mai-Tai Festival, Sat, Aug 16th, I'll be selling my new Tiki Towels!
This is "Beyond the Reef" based on my painting, which was in turn is based on the Classic Exotica Tune by Martin Denny.

Hope to see you there - if you find your self in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, sat, Aug 16, at the Royal Kona Resort, teen 11AM to 2PM, come
by my booth in the Market place - I got new towels, stickers, cards, and even some Tiki-Mugs Left!


ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-08-15 10:46 pm   Permalink

Happy Aloha Friday - Tiki Tribe!

I took an evening walk , and watched the sun set…

…and the sun made a beautiful glowing red exit beneath the curve of the big blue.

"Dragon Wrapped Tiki"
Original Pencil Drawing
SOLD - excited to hear the rumor that it's fated to become a Tattoo! Cool!
Hope I get to see photos of the finished work!



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2014-08-17 01:08 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Today was the Mai-Tai Festival at the Royal Kona Resort here in Kailua-Kona Hawaii.
We had a great turn out. Our usual wonderful booth.
This year we showed our new towels and had magnets, stickers, calendars…but the big item
was the mugs - which we sold out of. A real feeding frenzy!

I got to paint in the open sea breeze coming off Kona Bay….real sweet!

We were proud to host some local V.I.P.s:
(L to R) Councilman Dru Mamo Kanuha, Councilwoman Karen Eoff, you-know-who, and Resort owner Jay Rubenstein.

I joked with the Council-folks that in the old Hawaiian days you'd be the Ali'i.
They chuckled, Karen said well, "Well Dru would be."
Later on, someone told me Councilman Dru Mamo Kanuha is an actual descendant of King Kamehameha the Great! (Yikes!)

Then, local music legend, Henry Kapono came by, with his family, and stocked up on lots of Tiki Swag!
I told Henry, "Hey, when-ever you got an album coming out, I'm happy help out with any cover Art!" He smiled and said
"Oh I think somethings in the works…" (Oh-Boy!! How Cool!)
That would mean I got to do art for the Tikiyaki Orchestra, The Crazed Mugs, and …oh…we'll keep our fingers crossed!
Check him out at
http://henrykapono.com/bio.htm

I suggest if U dig Hawaiian music, and Rock n' Roll, try out his amazing album "The Wild Hawaiian" - it's awesome!
http://henrykapono.com/wild-hawaiian/
Lots of Tiki Tribe came by to spread ALOHA!

Big Mahalo to a certain friend and TC member for being a great Art Patron, and friend, and helping me break down the booth,
and lug all that stuff back to the TIKI X5!
He's hard core Tiki-Tribe: made the BIG move to the BIG Island!

Some of the Tiki-Tribe were well into the Mai-Tai part of the Festival by early afternoon!

But, 5-0 was on hand to keep things Pono… even got some Tiki-Swag while keeping' da' peace!

My painting "The Wanderer" received a moving tribute from the sister of the guy who the figure in the painting strangely resembles.
Big Story:
He was a local guy, everyone knew him, you always saw him on his skate, or his surf board.
In a strange turn of fate, the painting that had sat unfinished in my studio for years -
was suddenly finished when It all fell into place visually for me one day.
Later on, I found out that about that same time, the guy who has an uncanny resemblance to the figure in
the painting was surfing at a local beach & had an accident & couldn't be revived by the Paramedics.
I had just seen him the week before - I had no idea it had happened till his sister contacted me and told me
how moved she was I painted her brother's portrait - that he was truly "The Wanderer" his whole life … I was speechless
as I had no idea he had died just as I finished that piece.
Wow…
Anyways, his wife & kids, came over from Hilo, and Mary came over from Oahu - and I gave them #1 of the Giclees.
Mary draped the Giclee with a hand woven Lei she made… this was the first time they saw the piece in person and it was emotional.
I had already sold the original before I ever heard the news, or maybe I would have given her that…but no worries. I repainted the giclee slightly
giving the figure blond hair; her brother was out-side in the sun all the time... and his hair was sun-bleached. That made it resemble him
even more…….
Just another strange-tale describing the mysteries of the creative process.
Anyways…

No matter how young or old, Tiki Tribe of all ages had a blast...

...At this year's Mai-Tai fest, at this amazing, beautiful mid-century venue: The Royal Kona Resort.
http://www.royalkona.com
If you have not, you gotta' check this joint out!
It's really a classic Tiki Style Resort, being meticulously kept that way!

Did I mention they just bought another Brand New Tiki to grace their highly Tiki populated grounds? It's terrific!

(Plus, I got great parking!)
ALOHA!!

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-08-20 10:44 am   Permalink

"The Wanderer" story was so very moving. I always take note of coincidences and find them fascinating. The very first photo on the last post is of this painting? I looked back several pages looking for it. I know I have seen it once before on your thread. I would like to see it again.

I love your photo journals. You have an extraordinary life. Wendy


 
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Kai Koa
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Joined: Nov 11, 2012
Posts: 67
From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 26 days ago; 01:51 am   Permalink

Had a great time hangin with you guy's at the Mai Tai Fest Brad! Thanx so much for the Tiki swag and the Luau passes, I owe you big, my friends and I had a blast at the Luau. Again, Mahalo Nui Loa Brad! You Rawk!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 26 days ago; 8:02 pm   Permalink

No worries it's all about spreading' da' ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posts: 3505
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 26 days ago; 8:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Hey Check this out…. I'm going to F L O R I D A ! ! (no, I'm not helping in the filming of JEEPERS CREEPERS 3) I'm going to Aku Aku Tiki-Bar, and I'm bringing the Body Glove Ohana With me!

Billy Miestrell and I will be signing BODY GLOVE TIKI MUGS!!

Yeah - the REAL rare ones! come early we only got one box each!

plus, my Art Agent, Abbas' very first EXTREME WAKE BODY GLOVE SURF FILM will be shown in the BAR!!!

Ya' gotta be there!!!!
Come and get a DVD disk signed…. we might even get the Body Glove Surf riders team to show up!!

(how big is Aku Aku again?)
Hmmmm….oh well, it'll be fun! Check out the details!

http://damontucker.com/2014/08/27/renowned-big-island-artist-announces-first-ever-appearance-in-florida/
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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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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2 days ago; 11:43 am   Permalink

Time for an update! Wendy

 
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