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!

Big Kahuna

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Blue Beard Tiki

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Leaky Tiki

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Ouroboros Tiki Mug

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Pahu Pals

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Sergeant Tiki

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Kabuki Tiki

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Lost Tiki

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  • Big Kahuna

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    The Big Kahuna was a custom piece made as a Father’s Day gift.  The Big Kahuna is depicted holding his two little Menehunes who were actually the collectors twin sons.  He is balancing them like a scale as any good father would.  Although the original painting has sold,  there are many print options available.

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  • Blue Beard Tiki

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    This unique piece of tiki pirate art depicts a potion making sea captain who is searching the jungle for buried treasure.  This tiki style swashbuckler is embellished with pirate style features.  His crown is a pirate ship that rides his eyebrow waves.  His beard is adorned with a helm and his right hand is replaced with a classic pirate hook.

    The painting measures 8″x10″ and comes in a rustic custom wood frame bringing the total size to 12.5″x16″.  The frame has been distressed, staggered, and stained to resemble the planks of a ship.  The frame is the vessel that carries Blue Beard Tiki on his adventures and wants to birth at your port!

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  • Excited Tiki

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    This little Tiki god is a smaller version of a larger painting that I made with Brad Tiki Shark Parker. Made with acrylic on birch panel it measures 5.5″x4″ and comes unframed.

    $75.00

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  • Hypno Tiki

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    This original piece of Tiki pop art is titled Hypno Tiki.  He is a character I created who has the power to hypnotize those who look into his eyes.  Made with acrylic paint this piece comes unframed on a birch panel and measures 6″x7″.

    $100.00

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  • Leaky Tiki

    “Leaky Tiki” is a piece of tiki pirate art that depicts a rum running pirate and his trusty parrot.  His hard efforts to distribute his tasty rum have been foiled by the tiniest of foes, that cork pulling crab! The island off in the distance is one of his many stash spots, and his loyal parrot companion holds the map to the rest of his secret rum reservoirs.

    This piece was painted with acrylic and the background was made to look like a treasure map.  The original painting is on an oval cut piece of birch and measures 20″x14″.  It comes in a gilded ornate frame that you would expect to see in the Captain’s Cabin on a swashbuckling Pirate Ship!

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  • Marquesan Tiki Trooper

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    This “Marquesan Tiki Trooper” is a one-of-a-kind custom vinyl toy.  Made with many layers of acrylic paint, this vinyl Storm Trooper helmet has been transformed from a soldier of the dark side to a weathered Polynesian deity.  Hand painted this 3-dimensional art toy comes mounted to a wooden base and measures 6.5″x4″.  The base is adorned with a Polynesian design that reflects this Storm Trooper Tiki.

    To place a custom order for a Storm Trooper Vinyl  just send me an email at art@jacobmedina.com and let me know what you got in mind!

    $350.00

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  • Ouroboros Tiki Mug

    “Ouroboros Tiki” is a painting of a tiki mug character, who symbolizes the ancient Egyptian ouroboros symbol in a humorous way.  The ouroboros symbol usually depicts a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. It is a symbol of infinity that is represented by something constantly recreating itself.  It also represents the infinite cycle of nature’s endless creation and destruction, life and death.

    This piece was made during the 9th annual Mai Tai Festival at the Royal Kona Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Painted with many layers of acrylic on birch panel, “Ourobors Tiki” comes in a custom frame.  The frame is embellished with hand-carved tiki corners and is stained a rich blue color.  The painting measures 8″x10″ and the frame brings the total size to 14.5″x12″.

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  • Pahu Pals

    This tiki drum painting depicts two drums who are the classic big buddy little buddy duo.  However sometimes the big guy can’t resist playing his amigos head especially when they are in the middle of the jungle.  So next time you hear drums in the jungle don’t worry it’s not ravenous cannibals about to feast on foreign flesh.  It’s just these two tiki drums making some beats.

    This painting was made with several layers of acrylic paint and then outlined in a dark blue One Shot enamel.  It is painted on a piece of birch panel and measures 8″x10″.  It comes in an ornate Indonesian style wood frame bringing the total size to 13″x15″.

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  • Scrapper Tiki

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    A tiki who loves to scrap bare knuckle style. He is ready to give dirty lickings to anyone and everyone who he thinks needs a lesson.  Made with acrylic on birch panel Scrapper Tiki comes unframed and measures 5″x7″.

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  • Sergeant Tiki

    I’m calling this one “Sergeant Tiki” and it is a salute to how returning soldiers, from the South Pacific, introduced tiki culture to Americans after WWII. Many of these vets brought home tropical souvenirs and told great stories of their adventures from this far away paradise. “Sergeant Tiki” also reflects my own personal experience in the army, as well as my residence in Hawai’i. I spent 4 1/2 years in the military and was stationed in a small Bavarian town in Germany called Kitzingen. I later got deployed to Macedonia and Kosovo (the Disneyland of Europe) and spent about 8 months there. Now that I teach art here in Hawai’i, I make it a point to tell my students about my service and deployment, and I always get the same question: “Did you kill anyone?” And since I want to seem like a tough guy, I usually respond with, “I’m not allowed to talk about that”. Truth be told when my dad asked me, “What did you do in the Army son?” I answered with one word, “HIDE!” So Sergeant Tiki really encompasses the kind of soldier I was, I wanted to appear tough, but honestly I just wanted to sit on the beach and drink Mai Tais while I threw Pineapples at my commanders.

    This painting was made with acrylic on birch panel and measures 5″x7″.  It comes in a rustic wood frame bringing the total size to 11.5″x9.5″.

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  • Shark Tooth Paddle

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    This pen and ink sketch was created with Micron pens and India ink on a 140lb watercolor paper. It comes in a clear plastic sleeve with a stiff backing and measures 4×6 inches, the size of a standard photograph, and is ready to frame.

    This is a great gem to add to your art collection, or a perfect original piece to start one! Hang it up at work to show your coworkers how hip you are! Or give it as a gift to your favorite tiki enthusiast!

    $65.00

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  • Shrunken Trooper Head

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    “Shrunken Trooper Head” is a custom Storm Trooper Art Toy that depicts a First Order Trooper who was captured by Ewoks and had his head shrunken.  This custom piece is painted with acrylic and has additional details added, including plugged hair with a sculpted bone, nose piercing, and a twine-sewn mouth! “Shrunken Trooper Head” comes mounted on a round wooden base.  The piece measures 6.5″x4″ and was made specifically for Star Wars 40th anniversary celebrated at HawaiiCon 2017.

    Although this Piece has SOLD you can still place a custom order for a Storm Trooper Vinyl!  Send an email to art@jacobmedina.com and let me know what you got in mind! 

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  • Squatty Tiki

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    This little tiki illustration is painted with acrylic on birch panel and measures “6×5” unframed.

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  • This Guy Tiki

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    This original tiki decor is titled “This Guy Tiki” and resembles a wise guy gangster.  Made with purple and yellow acrylic over a blue and aqua background this piece measures “9×7” and comes unframed on a birch panel.

    $175.00

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  • Tiki Guardian

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    “Tiki Guardian” pen and ink sketch was created with Micron pens and India ink on a 140lb watercolor paper. It comes in a clear plastic sleeve with a stiff backing and measures 4×6 inches, the size of a standard photograph, and is ready to frame.

    This is a great gem to add to your art collection, or a perfect original piece to start one! Hang it up at work to show your coworkers how hip you are! Or give it as a gift to your favorite tiki enthusiast!

    $65.00

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  • Tiki Mug Mai Tai Totem

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    Tiki Mug Mai Tai Totem was made during this years Mai Tai festival at the Royal Kona Resort.  While guest judges indulged in the best island BBQ and Mai Tai’s from bartenders around the world I was sitting at my booth creating this fun tiki totem painting.  The piece depicts 3 tiki characters standing on each others shoulders like a traditional North American Totem.  One holds is hands over flames and winces while a tiki style Cockatoo stands on his head.  The second tiki is holding a flame stick in his mouth while his hands hold onto a human skull.  The bottom tiki is double fisting two Mai Tai’s each in separate tiki mugs.  He is one of the judges this year and is going to be the downfall of this totem if he’s not careful!

    The original piece is acrylic on birch panel and comes unframed measuring 15″x7″. 

    $250.00

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  • Tiki Pinata Gemelos

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    Pinata Gemelos is a unique piece of tiki birthday art that fuses Mexican and Hawaiian culture. The setting is on a beach in Waikiki with Diamond Head in the background.  The twins are shown wearing aloha shirts and board shorts that represent the colors of the Mexican flag, red, green, and white.  They are beating the crap out of a tiki pinata while little ‘A’ama crabs make out with the loot! 

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  • Tiki Pinata Study

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    This was a study of a tiki pinata I did for a larger painting.  This little purple and yellow tiki measures 6″x7″ and comes unframed on a birch panel.

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  • Tiki Skeleton Shirt

    This is a one of a kind design by artist Jacob Medina. The image is based off of one of his paintings and is printed on black, AlStyle Jersey T’s. These shirts are a classic best seller they look great and feel even better!

    This unique Tiki Mask Illustration 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.

    $25.00

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  • Tiki Trooper

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    “Tiki Trooper” is a custom Storm Trooper vinyl that merges the world of Star Wars with the iconic tiki of Hawaii.  This piece was painted with many layers of acrylic and comes mounted on a round wooden base.  The piece measures 6.5″x4″ and was made specifically for Star Wars 40th anniversary celebrated at HawaiiCon 2017.

    Although this Piece has SOLD you can still place a custom order for a Storm Trooper Vinyl!  Send an email to art@jacobmedina.com and let me know what you got in mind! 

     

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  • V-Dub Love

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    This original piece of VW art depicts a skeleton style tiki racing along in his VW bus.  He’s burning rubber and warping his tires cause he heard the surf is firing on the North Shore!  The fish scale pattern in the background is meant to represent the sun and shows how this dedicated surfer is ready for dawn patrol.  This painting depicts the VW lifestyle that attracts so many interesting characters who all have one thing in common, living it up!

    This painting was made with many layers of acrylic and the foreground character was enhanced with enamel.  This VW art piece measures 12″x16″ and comes in a custom blue stained wood frame bringing the total size to 16″x20.5″.

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  • Variant Sketch Cover of Pineapple Man

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    This is my first and possibly only Variant Sketch Cover I will do.  I drew this design during HawaiiCon this year while at my booth.  I was originally going to draw a shark tooth paddle style weapon on this cover then decided to read the comic.  After reading the book I decided to change my design to make it reflect the story better.  This blank issue was given to me by author, artist, and creator of PineappleMan, Sam Campos.  I used Micron pens and Copic markers to finish the design.

    $75.00

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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$450.00

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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!

    $10.00$335.00

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