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my latest project... guerrilla tiki..
pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2014-09-10 09:58 am   Permalink

so yeah, I have been thinking of doing this for years. Now I finally am, and I'm havin' a lot of fun in the process...

basically I made a few efforts to figure out who I might speak to in local government to get an "OK" to do this, and got nowhere, so I just said "fuck it" and started doing it anyway.

Sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission... or neither... lol...

anyway, here are the first 4 GUERRILLA TIKIS... all in Tampa Fl...









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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-09-10 10:05 am   Permalink

Nice work! Any feedback in the news?

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kkocka
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Posted: 2014-09-10 10:25 am   Permalink

Haha, that's badass! Sorta like taking street art to another level with street sculpture. How long approximately do one of these take and are you doing them in secrecy at all or just in broad daylight?
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-09-10 10:40 am   Permalink

Very cool!
I do guerrilla gardening and seed bombing and I've toyed with the idea of placing random tiki's in street medians and other areas that need sprucing up. Buzzy makes bargain bin tiki's and I think they would be good candidates since they look like classic tiki's.
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2014-09-10 10:44 am   Permalink

not hiding from anyone, I do 'em in the open. I just pull up, throw my stuff together, cut one & run.... I try to knock 'em out quick so I don't have any cop hassles... not that I think I am doing anything wrong, but I technically, I may be breaking the law here... lol...

 
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-09-10 10:47 am   Permalink

This was originally done as a prank/birthday present/guerrilla art project in Pasadena, CA. The city wanted to take it down, but the public fought back and said they wanted to keep it. It's an 18 foot fork in the road.
Anyway, I love your guerrilla tiki project. Keep it up!




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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-09-10 10:59 am   Permalink

Indeed! More folks should do this! And your Tikis are really nice ones, you have the knack for it! I especially like the last one.

You should make up some kind of manifest, for when any press (or cops) pick up on this, like so:

"Once Tikis used to be numerous in Florida, now they are almost extinct. This "Bring back the Tikis" project is dedicated to rekindling the positive mana that the Tiki idol brought to the people. Long live the American Tiki tradition!"

…or something like that


 
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VinylGeek
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Joined: Oct 31, 2012
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From: LA, CA
Posted: 2014-09-10 11:18 am   Permalink

This is awesome, driving around LA, I always thought someone should do this. I would, but I lack the necessary carving skills/ equipment. Hopefully this will catch on as it's way better than those awkwardly tall stumps.
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2014-09-10 12:07 pm   Permalink

oh yeah, I left a few "freebies" behind on the last one just to make things interesting... lol...

I'll probably keep doing that...

#5 is gonna drop here in a couple of hours...



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-09-10 12:54 pm   Permalink

Very cool Jeff!!!!

 
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El Jefe
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From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2014-09-10 2:36 pm   Permalink

Very cool. Nice work. So are these trees that have had a portion removed and a portion left behind and you are just finding them?

 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2014-09-10 8:18 pm   Permalink

#5...

downtown tampa!!! lol...





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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2014-09-10 9:24 pm   Permalink

This all is so cool! You totally rock!

 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2014-09-10 9:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-09-10 09:58, pjc5150 wrote:
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Sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission... or neither... lol...

...



For something like this, you are definitely right. As they say, "To seek permission, is to seek denial."


 
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Beachbumz
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2014-09-10 11:45 pm   Permalink

More More More!!!!
That's Killa bra!!


 
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