Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2008-12-04 10:17 pm  Permalink|
Tom, I appreciate that you made the pilgrimage to the old site of "The Tikis", I bet many Tiki newbies do not know of the grandeur of that place, or who Danny Balsz was. But I don't think Danny ever carved any Tikis himself. He was a wizard in concrete and plaster landscaping and sculpting, building waterfalls, volcanoes, grottos and the whole moonscape of "The Tikis", -TWICE!. But his Tikis were OA supplied or carved by others. And though some of the Tikis at "The Tikis" seem rather whacky, this one seems so simplistic in its execution that I would guess it's home-made.
Mahalo for bringing up the memory of "Mr. Tiki", Danny Balsz, again.