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I made a tiki out of Cheetos! 02.04.10, 3rd St. Promenade Santa Monica! Video link posted!
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
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Posted: 2010-02-04 5:50 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Everybody for your kind words of support!

ravenne: It took five very messy hours to crush the Cheetos into a paste with water and shredded paper, and then sculpt the tiki out of the resulting goo!
Murph: Yes, the mystery of the Rumpus Room Cheetos solved... and I guess my orange complexion too, but that just might be my natural pallor!
Kinny and Caroline: My fingers were a very sticky orange, and the goo totally stained my fingernails. I clipped my nails when I got home, and later Manuel found an orange nail clipping in the bathroom sink... freaky!
Zeta: Glad you like! Er... are there Cheetos in Spain?
GROG: Well, fortunately, this tiki is less edible than Kirby's Rice Krispy moai, unless anyone wants the extra roughage of the shredded paper!
Coco Joe: Uh-oh... don't want to think about what you were doing in yer youth to have orange nether-regions!
leleliz: Can I dare to hope my artwork edges out processed cheese snacks as one of your favorites, even just by a teeny bit?
Tiki Shaker: Mahalo! This takes something, I'm not sure it's "the cake"... although that does give me an idea for Twinkies tikis...
TikiG: Oh yeah, I guess it is Poly, and definitely Pop... not sure I'm pioneering anything, though!
Tobor64: The puffy Cheetos turned out to be eerily very similar in size and shape, so that was one of the easy parts!
Sabu The Coconut Boy: Fortunately, it didn't rain, but I think the plan was grab the art and head for cover if it did! The Cheetos dress would have dissolved into something much more revealing!
TongaTom: Thanks for your kind use of the adjective "tasty" to describe the tiki... up close, it did not look too yummy, especially as it dried out!
MadDogMike: Thanks fer clarifying what Coco Joe was up to in his youth!

Here's pix of the event today:

Here's the set up for the show:

A Cheetos dress, constructed and modeled by the lovely Maria (this piece was quite a big hit!):

A Cheetos spider and web (the spider was very cool!):

A screen print on a ground of ground Cheetos (it looked like orange velvet!).

One last shot of my Cheetos tiki... it looks gigantic in this pic!

I'll post a link to the promo clip when it's up on line!

Mahalo fer lookin'!
Yer pal,
Eric October



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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2010-02-04 6:10 pm   Permalink

That's hilariously cool. My students would tear that tiki to shreds in minutes! Awesome job!

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Posted: 2010-02-04 7:32 pm   Permalink


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From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-02-04 7:54 pm   Permalink

Eric my love of your artwork outweighs my love of processed cheese ten fold!

glad it didnt rain

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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-02-04 7:58 pm   Permalink

Very orange...very funny...very crunchy...now I'll always think TIKI when I eat cheetos.
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"

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Posted: 2010-02-04 8:21 pm   Permalink

WooHoooo! Eric that is Tiki-rrific! I am going to use the pic for show & tell with the kids at school tomorrow. They are going to love it

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Jason Wickedly
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Posted: 2010-02-04 10:31 pm   Permalink

Just as I suspected Eric...you can make a Tiki out of ANYTHING! Nice job!

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From: Island Oasis Backyard (So Cal)
Posted: 2010-02-04 11:56 pm   Permalink

I LOVE it! Pure genius!

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Bambú Yoo-hoo
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From: The Nairobi Room, Umgawa Reef Motel
Posted: 2010-02-05 01:46 am   Permalink

Hey, tobunga...

Super-Creative! Well Done!
Here. You've earned this........

...Gwan! Just one last Cheeto for old time's sake, eh?

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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-02-05 1:40 pm   Permalink


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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-02-05 6:15 pm   Permalink

Only in California!
Eric, your creativity never ceases to amaze me! That is very cool.

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Posted: 2010-02-05 6:29 pm   Permalink

Fun, fun, fun.

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Posted: 2010-02-05 8:14 pm   Permalink


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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2010-02-06 6:11 pm   Permalink

Wow! I agree, you can make a tiki out of anything. What's next, oatmeal, grits... Spam?
Pupule Tiki!

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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-02-06 10:31 pm   Permalink

Yes, there is chetos in Spain and in Mexico.
I am a Libra too.
¡Viva Tiki! Ambassador of Tiki in Mexico. Zeta is specialized in the research, study and preservation of Tiki culture in Latin countries.

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