||Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands - Bowers Museum, Santa Ana
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Nov 27, 2009
From: an inebriated state of mind in Napa
|Posted: 2010-04-29 3:07 pm  Permalink|
I'd love to find a way to reproduce these in resin or ceramic (sperm whale teeth being illegal and/or incredibly expensive nowadays.
Sabu the coconut boy
I got this from Szandora when Thee Swank Bastards played at FI. I know it's just plastic but I'll treasure it just as much as you would the sperm whale teets.
Notice the black tape on the top. It was one of her pasties.
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Joined: May 02, 2010
From: Iki Pohaku, Arkansas
|Posted: 2010-05-11 4:24 pm  Permalink|
Aaaaaaagh...this is great stuff!
Joined: Jun 20, 2003
From: Island Oasis Backyard (So Cal)
|Posted: 2010-05-24 06:00 am  Permalink|
FYI, Bowers has Target-sponsored first Sunday free for the budget minded. I also noticed a free Thursday sign but didn't catch the details.
Joined: Feb 24, 2005
From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
|Posted: 2010-05-24 08:14 am  Permalink|
See if you find one of these there:
other side view
Joined: May 03, 2007
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
|Posted: 2010-08-09 4:47 pm  Permalink|
Plan on going here very soon...perhaps this weekend .
Joined: Mar 12, 2006
From: NoHo, a Stone's throw from the Hut, CA
|Posted: 2010-08-11 6:53 pm  Permalink|
I've had this on my calendar since it opened. What better time to visit than on the way to Tiki Oasis! Can't wait to check it out on Thursday. And thanks for the note on snapping photos. I'd love to get pictures of some of these!
Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2013-10-10 11:52 am  Permalink|
Bump, this cool exhibit is still going on at the Bowers Museum.
Joined: Nov 23, 2010
|Posted: 2013-10-10 3:41 pm  Permalink|
The teeth in that piece are from the Pygmy sperm whale. Regular sperm whale teeth are much fatter around: http://www.boneclones.com/KO-213.htm
"You can't eat real Polynesian food. It's the most horrible junk I've ever tasted." —Trader Vic Bergeron
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
From: La Mirada Atoll
|Posted: 2013-10-10 7:42 pm  Permalink|
My wife and I spent about 5 hours there last year. Allow more time-It is spectacular!