|Tiki Shark Art|
Joined: Aug 31, 2006
|Posted: 2010-05-26 8:08 pm  Permalink|
"Tiki of the Blue Pool"
acrylic on canvas
Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Aloha Tiki Tribe! This is "Tiki of the Blue Pool". Acrylic on canvas, 10" x 30". I painted this one hot tropical summer when the volcano was pouring out VOG - "Volcanic Fog" which can blanket Kona, and make it look like a prehistoric island, swirling with vapors so thick you couldn't see 50 yards, ...and you'd expect to see dinosaurs lurking through the wet tropical murk. I don't know if this is my best piece, but it sure is my top selling. It was a study in the Hot RED sunsets the vog created in Kona. With a cool blue light coming the other way, to make the tiki POP out of canvas. I did this by placing a dancing Blue fire ball on the lagoon's water. On the Big Island, "green/blue" fire-balls are seen flying between the volcanic peaks and wandering through the jungle areas down south near the lava flows close to the area called Puna. Some kind of natural optical effect often seen - caused by living on an active volcano? Maybe. I also heard folks talk about spirits, Hawaiian mythology, and other such things. Who knows. The Big Island is a hot bed for interesting sights and experiences. This is a popular image with locals and tourists alike. The original was purchased by another artist - who I look up to quite a bit, and it's a thrill to know it hangs in his home. Now you can buy it as a museum quality giclee (fine art print) made with archival fade resistant inks, on canvas, same size as the original, or a giclee on paper 16" x 20". Contact www.mahalotiki.com or www.wylandbigisland.com
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