Joined: Apr 04, 2003
From: The armpit of Florida
|Posted: 2013-07-08 09:57 am  Permalink|
Re: Glitter != art
Well, that certainly is still up to debate
And I thought the whole MCM Poly-pop thing was ALL about "sophisticated moderns" appropriating "primitive" iconography to exoticacize their leisureville recreational pods. Given that, no one has any leg to stand on to complain about anyone wanting to hybridize the form in any damn direction they feel appropriate.
There's a spectrum going all the way from "this was carved with stone tools by some guy in New Guinea in 1763" to the plastic party city tiki in Caribbean colors by your neighbor's pool bar. To cling to only the traditional forms is to invite stagnation.
Now, if you're carving coconut palms with shark-tooth saws, I might cede that what you're doing could be considered more genuinely "tiki".
Anyhow, Choptop, tiki, and art have as many definitions as people. Don't let the faux purists discourage you.