This original Mayan Tiki painting references to the powerful and mysterious Kaanul dynasties of the Mayan empire, also known as the Snake Kings. They took rule around the sixth century of the low lands in Guatemala, where they spread to the largest and most powerful Mayan kingdom known to date. Kaan Took was modeled after the silhouette of a tiki mug and holds a similar posture to a Hawaiian tiki god. This piece was a collaborative work of art with artist Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker and although the original painting has sold you can find Kaan Took in a variety of canvas and paper prints as well as my first tiki mug!
Although a man may wear a crown and robes he is still just a man. Faux Monarch depicts a want to be king in an illustrative style. It is a statement about how all men are created equal wether king, serf, or jester we are all in this together.
Painted with acrylic, charcoal, and gold leaf Faux Monarch comes on a Maple wood skate deck.