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Benzart and earlier, Plus Tropicana scans
Benzart
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Posted: 2010-05-22 10:25 am   Permalink











































































































here are a few Survivors from 20 years ago taken by Mr Smiley



















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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-05-22 5:37 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work Ben (and you still look the same ) Any chance you will use some of these pics to re-populate the Tropicana TIKI thread?

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2010-05-22 7:02 pm   Permalink

Ben, It's about time, I've been waiting for you to join us here. What a legacy. Don't stop now I hope you will keep editing to add more and more to the bottom so that scrolling will keep all the photos together. I'm going to want to visit here often. Such massive and impress work and on the other hand you do such beautiful and delicate rock carvings. You are terrifically talented an inspiration for us all. Hugs, Wendy
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-05-22 7:29 pm   Permalink

Whoa, I never knew you worked BIG!!! How long ago was that?

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2010-05-23 12:04 am   Permalink

Ben your work is incredible and amazing, I love your work.

 
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TravelingJones
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Posted: 2010-05-23 07:27 am   Permalink

OMG!
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-05-24 08:58 am   Permalink

more like OM Freakin'G!
Excellent Ben!
It's great seeing these older ones
Really like seeing the seeds of more recent work
planted in these earlier masterworks!
YAY Benz!


 
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TikiG
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Posted: 2010-05-24 11:24 am   Permalink

Thanks for posting these pics, Ben.

Such an incredible catalog deserves a proper book that documents all this (if you should ever require a writer/historian to put a project like that together Ben, let's talk. I'm the man!!)

Cheers! G
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2010-05-30 2:51 pm   Permalink

Yeah Ben! Glad you finally did some good scans of the photos from your albums. (About time! )

 
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canyonlaketiki
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Posted: 2010-07-31 9:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting Ben, Are any of those around still? Those are awesome!

 
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2010-08-06 11:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-05-22 19:29, 4WDtiki wrote:
Whoa, I never knew you worked BIG!!! How long ago was that?


I then Ben told me they were made during 1989 and 1990. Twenty years ago!
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-02-24 5:11 pm   Permalink

Cross-posting.

You can visit one of the Tropicana tikis now at Frankie's...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30590&forum=1&vpost=577514



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Polly
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Posted: 2011-04-19 7:07 pm   Permalink

Great job!
I really love your carvings.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-05-05 3:31 pm   Permalink

Hi Ben, we were just at Forbidden Island. We were staring at a beautiful tiki and upon closer examination be found Benzart carved at the base. We got to to say,
"we know one when we see one" always perfection. Thank you Ben for all the beautiful art you bring to this world. Wendy







I just saw your Tropicana tiki on John-O's thread. We will have to go to Frankie's in Las Vegas to see it.




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Tiki Lee's
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Posted: 2011-07-01 12:34 am   Permalink

I never get tired of looking at these pictures. Just makes me wish I had an "in" when they were getting rid of all these marvelous works! I actually have some 3D pictures of them, but they are 3D slides and there's no way to scan 'em.
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