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Kabuki Tiki

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Lost Tiki

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Pu’uhonua O Honaunau

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$60.00$5,000.00
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He’e

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Pig Hunter-Hunter

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$5.00$2,400.00
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Koa Warrior

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$5.00$3,500.00
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Pueo

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$5.00$300.00
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Alala Crow

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Ku

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Hoary Bat

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  • Muerte en Hawaii

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    “Muerte en Hawaii” is original day of the dead art from Hawaii.  Death is shown here on vacation in an aloha shirt playing an ukulele on a sunlit beach.  I like to think that he is playing that song from Ziggy Marley, “Beach in Hawaii”, while the waves keep the rhythm in the background.  It’s a perfect picture of the island lifestyle and shows how the only way to live life is in the moment.

    Although the original painting has SOLD there are still many print options available.

    $10.00$500.00

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  • Kabuki Tiki

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    This unique piece of Japanese tiki decor combines cultural elements taken from Japan’s kabuki mask, and meshes them with traditional Polynesian tiki features.  “Kabuki Tiki” is a salute to the integration of Japanese culture with Hawaiian lifestyle.  This unique piece of tiki decor celebrates the profound impact and influence that Japan has had on Hawaii’s food, language, and people.

    “Kabuki Tiki” was made during Waimea’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  It was painted with many layers of acrylic paint and then enhanced with enamel line work.  It measures 10″x16″ and is painted on a smooth Birch panel.  Although the original painting has sold there are many print options to choose from.

    $10.00$535.00

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  • Lost Tiki

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    A relic that has been long forgotten sits on the ocean floor as it looks to the surface surrounded by kelp hoping to one day be found again.  “Lost Tiki” is a reminder of how the ocean claims victims to all who fall below her surface.

    Made with many layers of acrylic paint and then enhanced with enamel line work “Lost Tiki” measures 12″x16″ and is painted on a smooth Birch panel.  It comes in custom rustic wood frame bringing the total size to 20″x22″ giving the piece a look of antiquity.

    $10.00$1,800.00

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  • Hot Rod TiKeys

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    A tiki skeleton races his 1928 Model A hot rod away from his favorite tiki bar as a nearby volcano begins to erupt.  His exhaust shoots flames and the shrunken head on his grill shell gets whiplash as he is accompanied by some Big Daddy Roth style flies into the dense rainforest of Hawaii.

    The original painting was a custom piece made centered around the client’s 1928 Model A hot rod.  It was painted with Acrylic and Enamel on panel and was framed in a 1930 Model A Ford grill shell.  Although the original has sold there are many canvas and paper print options available.

    $10.00$1,155.00

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  • Portrait of an ‘Alala

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    The Hawaiian crow or ‘Alalā is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and is considered by natives to be a family god or ‘aumakua.  Unfortunately it is extinct in the wild and there are only about 150 left in captivity!  However thanks to the efforts of organizations like the Keauhou Bird Conservation these Hawaiian Crows have had a safe haven and will be reintroduced into their natural habitat on the Big Island of Hawaii in September 2016!

    This piece measures 5×7 inches and was painted with acrylic and enamel on a canvas panel and comes in a rustic wood frame. The original work can also be purchased at the Volcano Art Center in Hawaii’s Volcano National Park.

    $325.00

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  • Pu’uhonua O Honaunau

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    I painted this tiki gods piece as a submission into the Maui Arts and Cultural Center Hawaii National Parks Centennial 2016.  The site of Pu’uhonua O Hanaunau is a unique blend of natural and cultural resources where the idyllic Hawaiian landscape is made sacred by human influence.  The power of the site is emphasized in the painting through bold line work and exaggerated colors that highlight the significance of this historic place.  The frame is constructed to enhance the painting in the same way that the structural elements of Pu’uhonua O Hanaunau enhance the site.

    The original paining is painted with acrylic and enamel on birch panel and measures 48″x20″.  The frame is custom built from black walnut and is enhanced with rope details bringing the total size to 34″x61″.  

    $60.00$5,000.00

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  • Honu Ofrenda

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    This painting depicts a Honu with an ofrenda on it’s back. The ofrenda is an offering in Mexican culture and often includes food, flowers, and candles.  The ofrenda is very common in the Day of the Dead celebration and is used to invite your departed loved ones back for a night of earthly delights.  I chose to show the Honu with a Hawaiian style ofrenda that includes a tea leaf offering and native Hawaiian flowers.  Since the honu is endangered it carries the ofrenda for it’s lost brethren.

    This piece was painted with acrylic and enamel on birch panel and measures 16″x20″.  It comes in a custom wood frame that has been painted with a teal antique finish bringing the total size to 19.5″x24.5″.

    $5.00$1,500.00

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  • Tiki Skeleton Dancer

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    This unique Tiki Mask painting incorporates Day of the Dead imagery with Hawaiian Tiki culture. A skeleton wears a tiki mask while dancing around with a tiki torch with a green lit flame.

    In Polynesian culture, tiki torches were used in religious ceremonies to pay respects to the gods.  Pele the goddess of fire and light, was the god who was most often venerated by the tiki torch.

    The piece was made with acrylic and enamel on birch panel and measures 8″x12″. It comes in a custom wood frame with wood burnt tribal details bringing the total size to 13″x15″. Although the original painting has sold there are still paper and canvas print options available!

    $5.00$515.00

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  • Model Tiki Joy Ride

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    This unique Tiki Skeleton painting incorporates Day of the Dead imagery with Hawaiian Tiki culture.  “Model Tiki” is a narrative of a father and son going on a joy ride into the lush jungle of Hawaii in a car they built together. This is a great piece for all tiki and car culture lovers.

    The piece was made with acrylic and enamel on birch panel and measures 16″x20″.

    $10.00$2,500.00

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  • He’e

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    In Hawai’i the word for octopus is “he’e” however islanders commonly refer to it by the Japanese name “tako”.  There is even a restaurant on the Big Island in Waimea called Tako Taco, but if you are like me you would never eat one because these he’e are pretty awesome!

    $20.00$450.00

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  • ‘I’iwi in Waiting

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    The ‘I’iwi also known as the scarlet Hawaiian honey creeper is one of Hawaii’s most recognizable birds.Unfortunately it is facing near extinction due to habitat loss and the spread of mosquito born diseases.However these birds can still be found in high elevations of the big islands of Hawaii and have been listed as threatened under The Endangered Species Act.

    This piece measures 5×7 inches and was painted with acrylic and enamel on a canvas panel.  The original work can be purchased at the Volcano Art Center in Hawaii’s Volcano National Park, or on their website here.

    $5.00$250.00

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  • Tombstone

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    The title “Tombstone” is a term used by surfers that refers to the predicament a surfer gets into after he wipes out and gets stuck underwater. When a surfer gets plunged really deep their leash pulls so taught that it causes the surfboard to stick out above the surface resembling a tombstone. The longer the tombstone is up, the greater the danger the surfer is in. This piece shows how real things can get below the surface.

    Tombstone is painted with acrylic, ink, and enamel on a birch panel.  The painting measures  11″ x 14″

    $10.00$750.00

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  • Return of the ‘Alalā

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    Return of the ‘Alalā depicts three native species from the Big Island of Hawai’i. The Hawaiian crow, or ‘alalā, the beautiful Koa tree, and the tree’s little foe the Koa Bug. Unfortunately the ‘alalā itself is extinct in the wild and there are only about 150 left in captivity. However, there is going to be a release of the ‘alalā back into their native habitat in 2016 coordinated by The Keauhou Bird Conservation Center. The area has been restored to the natural environment of the ‘alalā and is protected in an effort to help this beautiful bird thrive and once again repopulate the Big Island of Hawai’i.

    This piece is painted with acrylic and enamel on panel. The frame is custom made out of reclaimed Koa and is meant to reflect the native Koa tree represented in the painting.  The original is available for purchase at the Volcano Art Center located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or on their website here.

    $5.00$1,700.00

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  • Pig Hunter-Hunter

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    Kamapua’a is the shapeshifting boar god in Hawaiian mythology. This piece references to him while taking a twist on the cultural significance to pig hunting in Hawaii and combining it with a hint of Day of the Dead imagery.He is the hunter of hunters and he wears skulls as trophies around his neck of all who have attempted to serve him for a Luau.

    This work is painted on birch panel with acrylic and enamel and measures 10″x12″.  It comes in a reclaimed wood frame that is  decorated with beautifully carved designs bringing the total size to 15″x17″.

    $5.00$2,400.00

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  • Koa Warrior

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    Koa Warrior is a mash up of Day of the Dead iconography with Hawaiian culture. The skeleton is derived from the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos and is represented in traditional Hawaiian war clothing.

    The mushroom helmet was worn by high ranking chiefs or Ali’i who often went to battle.  The cloak was also worn by Ali’i and was usually made out of local bird feathers.  One of the most popular weapons of the Polynesian culture is the Leiomano which means the lei of the shark, it is a paddle made of koa wood, inset with shark teeth.  The ship in the background references to the arrival of Captain Cook who the Hawaiians had mistaken for the god Lono.

    This painting is made with acrylic and enamel on panel.  It measures 24″x 17″ and comes in a custom built Koa frame with rope details bringing the total size to 38″x 21″

    $5.00$3,500.00

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  • Pueo

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    The Pueo is a short-eared owl that is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It is considered an ‘aumākua (ancestor spirit) and is endangered on the island of O’ahu.

    It is painted with acrylic and enamel on a 5″x7″ canvas panel in a rustic wood frame.  Although the Original has sold, Giclee prints on canvas and paper prints are still available.

    $5.00$300.00

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  • Alala Crow

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    The Hawaiian Crow or ‘Alalā is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and is considered by natives to be a family god or ‘aumakua.  Unfortunately it is extinct in the wild and there are only about 150 left in captivity!

    This painting is 4″x6″ on wood with an acrylic underpainting and is enhanced with black enamel.  It comes in a custom built mango frame bringing the total size to 8″x 10″.  Although the original has sold canvas giclee and paper prints are still available.

     

    $5.00$300.00

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  • Ku

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    Kū is one of the four main Hawaiian tiki gods. He is the god of war and is the only god who is worshiped with human sacrifice.

    Kū is painted with acrylic and enamel on a 11.5″x15″ birch panel.  He comes in a custom frame made from endemic Koa wood from the Big Island of Hawaii and is embellished with sculpted tiki tiles and rope details, measuring 19.5″x23″ in total.

    $5.00$3,000.00

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  • Hoary Bat

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    The endangered Hoary Bat is the only native land mammal of the Hawaiian Islands.  It is a very elusive bat that roosts in trees among forests and the Hawaiian name is ‘Ope‘ape‘a.

    It is painted with acrylic and enamel on 5″x7″ canvas panel in a rustic wood frame, measuring 10″x12″ in total.

    $5.00$300.00

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  • Boneyard

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    The title “Boneyard” is a term used by surfers to describe the impact zone of a wave that breaks over reef in very shallow water.  It is a place where you don’t want to be caught off guard and if you are, you could easily end up a skeleton stuck to the ocean floor.

    Boneyard fuses Mexican Day of the Dead iconography with Hawaiian culture and signifies the similarities these two cultures share through their geographic location and relationship with the ocean.

    This painting was done with acrylic, ink, and enamel on a 15″x24″ birch panel.  The frame is custom built from the endemic Koa tree of Hawaii and is embellished with brass tacks and rope details.  Koa is a very hard wood and in the Hawaiian language it means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.  With the frame, the total measurements are 30″x36.5″

    $5.00$4,200.00

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  • The Dead Sea

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    The Dead Sea is a social commentary on the health of the ocean and man’s relationship with it.

    It is painted with acrylic and enamel on 8″x10″ canvas board. The frame is custom made from Koa wood which is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. With the frame, this piece measures 11″x12″ in total.

    $5.00$600.00

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