Tiki statues were often used by Polynesians to mark the boundaries of sacred significant sites. They were the gateway guardians to other worlds marking the realm of the afterlife and beyond. Today they can be found as tiki wall art in tiki bars across the world. Modern tikis are now the guardians of cocktails, luaus, and kitschy decor.
This unique tiki wall art takes a new twist on the Polynesian tiki. Traditional tiki forms are blended with a variety of ethnic references. From Japanese style Kabuki tikis, to Mexican Day of the Dead skeleton tikis, Jacob’s paintings are vivid cultural cocktails. The thread that binds his tiki characters is dipped in antiquity, creating a distinctive look so old it’s new!