Joined: Nov 25, 2004
|Posted: 2011-08-03 9:55 pm  Permalink|
Now how did I miss something so obvious as a sabre tooth tiger skull? D'OH! Fantastic idea! Yeah originally these were for a mini portfolio that was going to look like a tiki bar menu. Time and money fell through before I could complete the project in time for my graduation evaluation. I also have some little Hawaiian themed tiger sculptures I did for the cover, I'll probably post 'em later.
Thanks for watching the progress I appreciate it. I have not done a lot of tiki oriented artwork because the large majority of my friends and family just don't get it, and it's no fun to make art that won't have some kind of audience viewing it eventually. I didn't think the tiki mania was such a widespread thing because I have never run across anyone who was much into it, and didn't really delve a lot into tiki central for quite some time because I thought it was just for historical tiki stuff. I also really am quite new to the world of fine art coming from a graphic design background, so never really knew that there was a tiki art niche of folks that love the old polynesian stuff. In short I thought I was the major weirdo out there.
I would love to go to a tiki happening sometime when I have the money, I was invited to the tiki crawl thing here locally through a email send out but didn't have the dough and am going through some health problems. So with this time on my hands and little else I thought I would finally release the tiki art in me and hope it finds an appreciative audience of some kind. I know it's not on par with much else on this site; I have never seen so many incredible artists crammed into one site like this, but hopefully it will raise a smile or two.
I kind of wish now I had made a more exotic sounding user name like "tiki tiger" or something. I did have a different account on here way back when with some other name but I can't recall what it was other than having tiger in it somewhere. But I posted even less, and as I said really didn't delve a lot into the entire board, I guess I just wasn't ready for all the different facets of the culture at that time, even now I find it pretty overwhelming. I absolutely love the art threads though it is so interesting to see all these different forms of art I never even considered, and love to hear and see the steps of what it took the artists to make them.
I guess as the B52's say: "There are others like you!" Okay enough with this gooey display of shi...emotions. Back to work.