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Larry Brooks' Tiki Art
Beachcomber Brooks
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Joined: Sep 09, 2008
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Posted: 2008-09-09 11:24 am   Permalink

Aloha, all!

This is Castaway Clemens speaking (username still KreepyTiki for the moment)...

I'm here to introduce you to the work of a good friend of mine, Larry Brooks, who just joined TC today as Beachcomber Brooks.

Though Larry has been an artist for many years since his days back at CalArts, only recently -- at my eager urging -- did he venture into the uncharted waters of tiki. And, I must say, it's brought out something new in his work which is hard to define, but I know it when I see it!

A first-rate technician, Larry has a style all his own and his pieces share a (mostly) monochromatic moodiness, an air of the sinister, and a caustic whimsy which make them immediately stand out.

For the moment, with one notable exception, his tiki pieces are all black & white -- graphite on paper. Originally signing himself "L. Brooks", he now uses the nickname I've long called him by -- "Larrold".


First up is "The Dons"...



Then, keeping with this theme, "Tiki Mafia"...



(Those two pieces seem to be "Dons Of The Beachcomber"!)


Next we have "Nice Place"...



"Tiki Dude"...



"Kool"...



"Serenity"...



"Tastes Smooth"...



(Gee, bet you'd never guess Larry's not a smoker, eh?)


And then we have a couple particularly surreal ones -- "I Hate It When This Happens"...



And "You Have A Payment For Us"...



(Miss your payment with THESE guys and I get the feelin' you'd REALLY be "sleeping with the fishes"!)


Then there's a dip into tiki paranoia with "Did He Just Move"...



...and "I'm Not Alone"...



A serving of decidedly menacing tiki with "What Is This"...



..."Can You Hear Me Now?"...



...and "My Good Friend"...



(If tikis could be trained as guard dogs, these would be top candidates!)


And, last but not least, we return to the reassuring (at least relatively!) world of the tiki bar with this bunch, beginning with "I Feel Mellow"...



...continuing with "Nice Little Place"...



...and colorfully concluding with "Tiki Barman"...




Well, there ya have it!


So, ohana, whaddya think?


Cheers & Mahalos

Castaway Clemens (guest-hosting for Beachcomber Brooks)





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KreepyTiki
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Joined: Mar 18, 2007
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Posted: 2008-09-10 1:12 pm   Permalink

Hey there, Ohana!

Why has nobody commented yet on Larry's stuff, positive, negative, or indifferent?

Give him a little feedback, gang -- he's already gotten plenty of mine, as well as some helpful off-site suggestions and encouraging comments from BigBro.

I know his work is a bit offbeat & perhaps not typical tiki, but I find that kind of refreshing myself.



 
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Badd Tiki
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Joined: Aug 28, 2008
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Posted: 2008-09-10 4:12 pm   Permalink

Well, I just saw it

I like it, some interesting compositions and characters/what's the word... subjects I guess.



 
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Moai_Mama
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Joined: Dec 22, 2007
Posts: 47
From: Florida
Posted: 2008-09-10 4:20 pm   Permalink

I think these are fantastic! It's funny how many times I've seen random people who strongly resemble Moai statues~ I really like the way the Artist made the connection between some simple every-day people and similar Tiki images. Very talented drawings, thanks for sharing them with us! Moai_Mama

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2008-09-10 4:21 pm   Permalink

The last pencil drawing is my favorite tiki. I see a Micheal Jackson in there.

 
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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2009-03-26 9:44 pm   Permalink

Larry's newest creation is comin' up...

 
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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2009-03-26 9:47 pm   Permalink

...And HERE IT IS!

This one's called 'A Head For Business'.






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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-03-28 10:48 am   Permalink

I love the dark, subtle humor in all of these.

 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2009-03-28 3:09 pm   Permalink

I dated a guy who actually looked like a cross between a Moai and a member of organized crime (I think the 2 go hand in hand!) so I can really relate to the subject of these drawings. Interesting perspective on tiki with a twist.

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2009-03-28 5:42 pm   Permalink

Why has nobody commented yet on Larry's stuff, positive, negative, or indifferent?

Looks like Jack-O

The last one is the best one for me. The same tiki as the one in the last Tiki Shark pencil.
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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2009-05-01 05:27 am   Permalink

And here are the newest additions...


"Here's Lookin' At You"





"Savage Dreams"





"Primitive Thoughts"





"The Powers That Be"





"Visitor"






"Spirit Of The Jungle"





"The Appointment"




NOTE: The reason I post Larry's work rather than Larry himself is simply because he doesn't want to be bothered with the preperation and posting of the images and I don't mind doing it.

Besides... I'm his MANAGER!


Cheers & Mahalo


 
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Robb Hamel
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-05-01 05:40 am   Permalink

Mafia Tiki - somehow I get it. I sure dig it.

Cool, fresh, very imaginative: it's what a lot of us are here for.
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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2009-08-09 06:30 am   Permalink

And now for the newest in this unique "Tiki-With-A-Twist" line-up:

'Disputed Territory'






 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-08-09 08:46 am   Permalink

Great work Larry!
bringing some psychological perspective to TC!
Your work has that
Ralph Steadman/Gerald Sharfe(sp?)
immediacy and movement!
Have you tried doing some ink tints over the pencils?
Might get a better feel than trying to color em in the computer
too many subtleties in gradation and such to let a computer do it!
Great work!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-08-09 09:09 am   Permalink

I had missed this tread, very cool Larrold. The subtle humor and the little digs at various people are priceless. I love that the people see the tikis as inanimate but they are very much alive and interacting with each other.
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