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The Maddoggery (Page 1 updated 5/4/14)
MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7322
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-02-24 8:38 pm   Permalink

I want to pretend that I'm an artist too

First, I want to thank the TC artistic community for your inspiration, your willingness to share your technical knowledge, and your encouragement. It's hard to decide what to post, what would be representative of my "art". I'll start with my first clay attempt and hopefully you'll be able to see some progress. I love to experiment and I'm not afraid to fail.

I wanted a mug to match my first carved tiki, sort of a mascot in the grand tradition of Mr Bali Hai. Also my first attempt at mold making (July '08)

In a “finishing frenzy”, and not knowing any better, I glazed all my mugs with opaque glaze and pretty much ruined them! So I re-cast a new batch and glazed them with a semi-transparent glaze so that the woodgrain detail shows though.


Dabbled in Batik (Aug '08)


My first hand built (vs molded) mug (Sept '08)


A 48 ounce Kamapua'a (wild boar god) mug (Nov '08)


Woodgrained marbled clay (Feb '09)


Faux mosaic (Feb '09)


Mixed media mug (not tiki) Clay, bike parts, aluminum diamond plate


A Papua New Guinea inspired "Penis Gourd Mug" (July '09)


Shrunken Head (July '09)


Failed attempt at pit firing (June '09)


Tried my hand at bone carving (July '09)


Epoxy & Clay (Sept '09)


Queen Kamehameha's backyard in mug form (Oct '09)


Experiment in tile making. The jade jaguar is mine, the tan tiles are store bought. (Jan '10)


Zombie Village Pupu Platter (Feb '10)


Frankenpig for Squid's "Fresh Pork" show (Feb '10)


I had a left-over Squid pig so I turned him into a Nguzunguzu (Mar '10)


A polymer clay and mixed media diorama lamp, "Mermaid & Moai by Moonlight". Solar LEDs to light it at night (Apr '10)





"Guardians of the Flame" Firepit Table (May '10)



Marquesan U'u (Warclub) Bowl (May '10)


An attempt at watercolor, "Monday Morning in Baining" (May '10)


Ceiling fan lamp (June '10)


"Gimme Head" mug (July '10)


Hornbill Mug (July '10)


Hornbill Hatchling Mug (July '10)


Solomon Islands Feast Bowl (Aug '10)


"Monday Morning in Baining" 2nd attempt. Watercolor pencil and ink (Aug '10)


Sepik River Fighting Horn (Aug '10)


MadDog Mike Shirt (Aug '10)


"Lupus Triumphus" Halloween mug (Sept '10)


A couple of Samoan Flying Fox (fruit bat) goblets epoxied to wine glass bases (Nov '10)



A 4x6 foot multi-media art installation for Queen Kamehameha's Mojave Oasis. Here are some of the 30+ elements (Nov '10 - Mar '11)









And some shots of the finished project in situ




Decoupage bar supply book (Jan '11)



Bob Kong for GROG's Tiki Bob Show (Mar '11)


Baining Firedance applique shirt (Mar '11)



Pua Huna (Hidden FLower) commissioned bowl (Jun '11)



Melvin the Drunken Moai with a lampshade on his head for GROG's Moai Madness Show (Jul '11)


New and Improved Cobra Mug commissioned by one of the physicians at my work (Aug '11)


Barrel Overboard! #1 - more variations of this to come (Aug '11)



Sokwe Finds a Hat - Ceramic & Polymer Clay (Oct '11)



4 cast concrete benches with ceramics embedded in the concrete. Still need a sealer of some sort (Dec. '11)





Tahitian Cannibal Teardrop Trailer (Dec '11 - ?) I got a mostly finished teardrop trailer and am in the process of completing it. The Tahitian Cannibal design is one of Sophista-Tiki's
Spoonflower fabrics that I based the decor on with Dawn's permission.
I replaced the cheap trailer axle and 12 inch wheels with a salvaged van axle, giving me real tires and real wheel bearings. Then new fenders, paint to match my car, and a Tahitian Cannibal magnetic decal.


Inside got some paint and new vinyl flooring, Tahitian Cannibal print curtains, a painted border to match the curtains, a wall-to-wall memory foam mattress, orange comforter, and Tahitian Cannibal pillow.



"Kitchen" area in the back


Accessories include a firepit


A doormat


A mosiac table


Hubcaps


Faux license plate


A 1/18 model of the Tahitian Cannibal


A matching Tiki Dashiki and tassled Kufi cap


Pele's Skulls & Certificate of Authenticity (May '12)



Mosaic Table for the Pele/Volcano/Fire Art Swap (June '12)



The "Tiki Edition" of the Walther PPK, mug for Tiki Oasis 12 "Exotic Espionage & Polynesian Pulp" (July '12)


Bryan's Kamehameha Bowl (August '12)
The head was molded from an original made by my late brother Bryan when he was a kid, feather helmets and capes added


Another set of Sea Monkeys, this time male & female salt & pepper shakers (July '12)


A Japanese Lantern mug saggar fired with Ferric Chloride, Copper Mesh, Copper Carbonate, Iron Oxide, and Salt (August '12)


Saggar Fired Trader Vic's bottle for VampiressRN (September '12)


Not very "Tiki" but I'm working on a Pirate Ship Tree House for my grandchildren (October '12)


A short run of cast mugs in several glazes. Based on the menu art from the long defunct El Tiki Restaurant (Nov '12)



A mug for the "Sea Creatures of the South Pacific" Art Swap (Dec '12)


Another mug for the "Sea Creatures of the South Pacific" Art Swap. The Yellow Bellied Sea Snake's Fang inspired by the Islander's Cobra's Fang (Jan '13)


I like to take a theme and run it into the ground - "Anything worth doing is worth doing to the point of wretched excess". I am re-doing my Tiki Deck to a "Headhunter Harbor" theme.
Headhunter Harbor Sign (Apr '13)

"Lil Losers" Shrunken Head Mugs (Apr - Jun '13)

Headhunter Harbor dinnerware (Apr '13)


Shrunken Head Mosaic Table (May '13)

Rack for the Lil Loser mugs (Aug '13)

Welcome Sign for the Headhunter Harbor (Sep '13)


"Ndaokus" Trophy Skull Mug for the Cannibal Art Swap (Aug '13)



Hindi diya or oil lamp in the form of the Sanskrit word "Om"


"Witco Meets Small World". Animated window display for Amy's Palm Springs Tonga Hut. (Nov '13)






A piece for the Album Cover Art Swap. Based on this Sam Gambino painting for Waitiki 7's "New Sounds of Exotic" CD. (Dec. '13)




Polynesian Garden Pig - Concrete coated foam with ceramic tusks (Feb '14)


Ndaokus II - Trophy Skull Mug (Apr '14)


Iguana Head - Paperclay 7 inches long and 4 inches diameter. (June '14)

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Happiness is when what you THINK, what you SAY, and what you DO are in harmony - Gandhi

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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2010-02-24 9:25 pm   Permalink

YAY

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4794
Posted: 2010-02-24 10:02 pm   Permalink

Keep going, I can't wait until all of your art is displayed, Wendy

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7582
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-02-24 10:37 pm   Permalink

m-m-m-MADa-da-da-DAWG!
yay for the pretend artists club!

still love that jaguar tile...


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6885
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-02-24 11:52 pm   Permalink

You're an insane son-of-a-bitch, Mike!

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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-02-25 06:55 am   Permalink

MD, Your off the hook brother You've come such a long way in such a short time - Mondo Props!!

 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-02-25 07:02 am   Permalink

You may not have been slinging clay for very long but you can see how you have steadily progressed in skill.

Also your imagination and creativity are awesome.



 
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Iokona Ki'i
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Joined: Nov 14, 2008
Posts: 816
From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-02-25 12:48 pm   Permalink

Great art Mike! Love the Jaguar tile!

 
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tyger jymmy
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Joined: Apr 14, 2003
Posts: 554
From: califorina
Posted: 2010-03-01 3:26 pm   Permalink

The backyard in a Mug, realy way out kool .

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2467
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-03-01 4:02 pm   Permalink

Nice work, especially love the Zombie Village platter. Actually
it's all cool...the pigs...the jade tile...Queen's hut. Keep 'em
coming.


 
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beadtiki
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Joined: Aug 24, 2007
Posts: 929
From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2010-03-01 8:10 pm   Permalink

How is it I missed this new forum?! Mike, as usual, great stuff! You KNOW which one is MY favorite .
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-03-01 9:07 pm   Permalink

ooops, that was supposed to be a PM

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beadtiki
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Joined: Aug 24, 2007
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From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2010-03-02 12:36 am   Permalink

LOL I've done that a few times!

 
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tikiracer
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Joined: Sep 09, 2005
Posts: 462
From: UK
Posted: 2010-03-02 04:00 am   Permalink

muppet prize goes too...

me!

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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1038
Posted: 2010-03-02 11:46 pm   Permalink

Waitaminut... I know this isn't all yer work! C'mon, post more of your great art!
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