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Art Swap 2018 - Dream Tiki
TikiAno
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 14 days ago; 09:22 am   Permalink

Wendy, sorry been AWOL from TC. They made the noise and ran away. I stuck my head out the window and couldn't see them. We now have a full alarm system installed. My first instinct was to make sure Tiki Ari was okay. The old guard dog slept through it all, though. His one time to shine, and ... didn't. Sleepy old dog, what can you do?



 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 14 days ago; 11:45 am   Permalink

Give him a break, he's only got three legs!

 
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tikitube
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From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 13 days ago; 3:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-06-04 23:02, danlovestikis wrote:
tikitube thank you, I appreciate that remark. This is a really fun event in which to participate. I hope you do a project.



Thanks, I'm working on it! My work is basically digital vector collage and experiments with typography, so "tiki" as an art theme is new to me. That being said, I have this image which was my first attempt at something tiki:


I printed it on canvas and stretched it. Then I picked up a vintage frame for it, and refinished it. It looks pretty good, but doesn't really qualify as something created specifically for this art swap. Sooo...I decided to try something brand new. Since the theme this year is "Dream Tiki", I first tried to think of what that could mean to me.

I was watching that Attenborough in Paradise series that someone recommended on here not too long ago, and in the Easter Island episode he is basically trying to find the origin of a rare wood carving that he picked up at an auction. He would get so excited about it as he traveled around the world, hunting through museum collections. It dawned on me that it wasn't so different from those of us who regularly go thrifting. In my part of the country, I get giddy and excited when I find anything remotely tiki. It's always exciting to try and find out where items came from. I would even admit to "dreaming" of finding something so rare and authentic as the carving he found!

And so, his carving has become the inspiration for a new piece of art, representing the "birth" of the tiki dream.
Here's the source inspiration - Attenborough's Easter Island carvng:


And here's what I've got so far:



I'm still working on the "birth" aspect of the design...playing around with a foetus idea.
Now I just need to get past the fact that it reminds me of Admiral Ackbar...it's a trap!

Cheers,

Jeff


 
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Joshua Bell
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 12 days ago; 04:08 am   Permalink

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I'm still working on the "birth" aspect of the design...playing around with a foetus idea.



Oooh, the Star Child from 2001 meets tiki...

Quote:

Now I just need to get past the fact that it reminds me of Admiral Ackbar...it's a trap!



Glad you said it first! My need to make jokes can't repel a setup of that magnitude.


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 12 days ago; 10:15 pm   Permalink

Admiral Ackbar

Very cool TikiTube, glad to see you jumping in.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 11 days ago; 07:13 am   Permalink


TikiAno you'll would have needed to nudge him into action but the alarm system is a great idea. We put ours on at night and sleep peacefully. I'm really happy to see you pop in here.

MadDogMike four with the kickstand!


tikitube I envy anyone who can do art with a computer helper. I can barely do email. Now I have a notice to change my browser or lose Paypal access. I think I may need the Geek Squad! I really like the first tiki style, very cool.


Joshua Bell humor is so welcome. I love to smile.


MadDogMike its going to be another fun swap. Thank you for the "step up to the plate" and get it going you do so often.


hang10tiki time for another count down update.



Wendy


 
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Hamo
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Posted: 5 days ago; 10:43 pm   Permalink

Stopped at the craft store and dollar store today for some supplies.



 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 4 days ago; 06:10 am   Permalink

Go Hamo!!!!!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 4 days ago; 06:15 am   Permalink


Hamo those supplies are intriguing! Wendy


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 4 days ago; 6:04 pm   Permalink

Lookin good everyone

HOW MANY DAYS LEFT?





_________________
Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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TikiAno
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: Yesterday; 10:21 am   Permalink

Been a while, but finally got started. Fingers crossed that this here thing will work!

First, pulled out a bag of B-3 Brown clay. This is the clay body that turns black when fired- almost like lava. While I think it's beautiful, it isn't too accepting of many glazes. I thought it was time to give it a try...



I then rolled out a slab, and added texture with my handy stone textured mat...



I quickly hand built a cylinder. and didn't take a photo of it.

I thought it might be funny to dream about tiki in a dungeon, then thought whoever was in the dungeon would need an alarm clock...



I used a different (white colored) clay body, and attached it to the brown clay. I've done this before, and it's worked okay. Fingers are still crossed. It's 5 o clock... somewhere, so they say.

Some dream clouds were added, along with a Moai snoozing....


And a few "Zzzzz's" for clarity.



Now it dries and sets up. I plan on carving into the dream clouds- and figure out how to glaze this thing without it exploding. Due to the ingredients in the brown clay, it makes it quite finicky when firing it glazed. I've had multiple discussions with Laguna Clay about this, but I have a few ideas I'm going to try. Hopefully it will be done (or crack) in time for me to make another one in time for the Art Swap deadline!

Yikes!


 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: Yesterday; 10:49 am   Permalink

How exciting TikiAno! Hope it makes it!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 2:15 pm   Permalink

It’s 5 o’clock here

 
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