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teaKEY
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Posted: 2006-07-10 06:15 am   Permalink

loco, I think that Seamus uses little to no support under the wire. I know thats how I do it. I just did a 7 foot one with no support.

I would hate to ship out anything heavier than a mug and a 3 foot fountain is at least 60 pounds heavy.


 
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seamus
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Posted: 2006-07-12 5:07 pm   Permalink

Here's an odd one for you. I was commissioned by a local woman to build a six foot Moai complete with arms and hands. She wanted it to hold a 22 pointed star(don't ask). This was a tricky one, and took some time. The star was especially trying, and ended up looking more like a sea urchin, but she loved it. Of course, it is made entirely of concrete.
It was installed on a specially made pedestal just inside the gate of her driveway leading to a gorgeous oceanfront home. It was set in a bed of mortar and the rock was run up over the base of the Moai. Permanent Installation. Electricity was run to the site for night time illumination too. Eccentric for shure!




I forgot to post these pics back during the winter when Jauna and I put on a Polynesian show for the Yachats Mushroom Festival.
This is a look at the stage. It's a bad picture because I had a fog machine rigged to the volcano to spew smoke every so often. It also had flames and glowing embers. The Moais at each end were approx. 8ft tall. all the props were made of cardboard and paper mache.



We still have the Moais, and spruced them up for the stage at this years NW Tiki-Kon.



Here's the stage in use by a great group of Polynesian guys from the local job corp



The exotic and mysterious Tosha Taboo WOWED the audience with her dances to classic exotica.


I'm not the only artist in the family. Jauna made this Chocolate Espresso Eruption dessert for the fundraiser silent auction. Mmmmmmmm.


By the way, we've moved to Portland! I've got a new shop and have been working on a whole new batch of stuff, so stay tuned for some more pics.

And TeaKEY,,, I don't use wire mesh anymore. I've got secret recipes now!


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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2006-07-12 5:12 pm   Permalink

that big tiki is really over the top seamus. you are obviously pushing your craft farther with each peice.

The arms turne out great and I wouldnt even know how to begin making an urchin out of concrete.

Nicely done.. very nicely done.
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-07-12 7:56 pm   Permalink

That concrete moai with the arms is very cool - but a little wierd. Nice man. Those shots of the spitters in place in the garden look the goods too.
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2006-07-12 9:05 pm   Permalink

That is so cool! And looks like it was no piece of cake to sculpt. Awesome as always, Seamus. And I have to add, it somehow reminds me of Kooche's work, which is a big compliment as well.

Missed you at Oasis this year, dude...

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Paipo
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Posted: 2006-07-12 9:51 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-07-12 17:07, seamus wrote:
Here's an odd one for you. I was commissioned by a local woman to build a six foot Moai complete with arms and hands. She wanted it to hold a 22 pointed star(don't ask). This was a tricky one, and took some time. The star was especially trying, and ended up looking more like a sea urchin, but she loved it. Of course, it is made entirely of concrete.





What a masterpiece - it's full of character and the star does look like it's come from the sea, but that suits the piece perfectly. How many hours did it take you? Do you make maquettes of your pieces before doing the full size versions? I wish I was a wealthy eccentric - at least I'm half way there!

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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-07-13 05:45 am   Permalink

Seamus, you are truely the tiki fountain MAster or the "Master Spitter" some would say. This last Moai you did was really incredible. your work has evolved to levels most of us can only dream about.
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Posted: 2006-07-13 06:05 am   Permalink

Seamus, is that a Nikon CoolPix950 hanging around your neck? Thats the camera I have, excellent photos it takes..
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seamus
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Posted: 2006-07-13 08:58 am   Permalink

Thanks for the compliments friends. It always means alot - especially coming from such a talented bunch!
Missing Oasis this year was tough. We fully intended to go. I had already started on a bunch of new work to bring along, and had reserved my vendors space, but a situation fell in our laps that was just too good to walk away from. Long story short, we ended up doing a quick remodel on our home, and buying a house in Portland that a friend offered to me at a really great price. So lately it's been alot of house work and moving, but now we have a bigger house, a bigger shop, and we are back in Portland after six years on the Oregon Coast. We're very happy with the move, so I guess it was worth missing Oasis. I guess.

This last Moai with the hands and the star probably took about 60 hours or more including the star. I don't make maquettes. I usually work freehand, though I might have some reference sketches or photos hanging around for something new I'm trying. I learned some new techniques from a guy who does synthetic rock and boulder work. He does truly amazing and huge projects. So far, It's his basic methods of construction that I have adapted, but I hope to incorporate more of the actual texture techniques in the near future to get that real stone look on some stuff.

Benzart- Yes, that is the Nikon Coolpix 950. I love that camera! BTW, I finally got to see some of your work in person. JungleTrader showed me his at the NW Tiki-Kon. Unbelievable. The fine detail you achieve is truly awesome!
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Chongolio
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Posted: 2006-07-13 11:39 am   Permalink

Hey Seamus,
Good to read a post by you again. The Moai looks {{{BAD ASS}}} So Awesome. Sea Urchins and Mushrooms huh. Yeah you have been busy. Glad to see you are still bust out large scale creations. Hope you can make it down for one of the other events. Give the fam a Hi-diddly-ho for me.

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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2006-07-13 5:55 pm   Permalink

Seamus I think you have paved new roads with your recent concreate work. that Moai is BEAUTIFUL! I have no idea how you do it, and I want to keep it that way. In my mind you are a concreate magician.

I love the star. though as an ocean nerd, I like to think of it as an urchin. thanks for posting this one!
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Posted: 2006-07-15 01:41 am   Permalink

Seamus -

Fantastic job on this guy!


I can easilly picture him sitting in front of any Modern Art Museum in the world. The colors and the size of the star in relation to the the body - all pure magic. Great work!

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Matt Reese
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Posted: 2006-07-15 07:33 am   Permalink

Too cool. That piece is amazing. I like the star. It gives the piece a look all its own. Nice work.

 
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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2006-07-15 12:19 pm   Permalink

Seamus Brah, looking good! Congrats on the new house. Glad to hear all is well.


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uncrichie
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Joined: Sep 14, 2006
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From: SE PA
Posted: 2006-11-10 4:42 pm   Permalink

Hi Everybody. I received my Seamus Modmask and frame/plaque this week. It's a beautiful work of art. I'm writing to let you'all know about the great customer service that Seamus provides. I ordered it a couple weeks ago and during the shipping/delivery process one of the big 3 shippers must of airdropped it to the East coast (literally). Even though the packing and box was way more than adequate it arrived in bad shape.

Needless to say when Seamus heard about this he feverishly started to create another for replacement. With very little down time it arrived in fine order.

I was just eying up another piece on his web-site
www.TikisbySeamus.com if you get a chance please visit it, lots of really neat stuff.

Thanks again Seamus, you da man. Uncrichie...


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