“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.
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.
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.
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!
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″.
Hell or High Water is a painting that shows a Day of the Dead kraken attacking a skeleton pirate ship. Skeleton pirates scramble to stay afloat by hugging barrels of rum, holding debris, and struggle to keep treasure from sinking. Meanwhile the Kraken deploys her tentacles to crush their ship’s hull and snap its masts. This unique tall tale enhanced by eerie fog is a great piece for any ocean enthusiast, one eyed pirate, peg leg polisher, or hardcore ocean art collector!
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″.
Get Rich or die Trying is a narrative painting about a pirate searching for long lost treasure. This painting is about putting it all on the line for wealth. However sometimes you don’t quite make it.
This work is painted with acrylic and enamel on stretched canvas and measures 18″ x 24″. It comes in a custom built frame of reclaimed wood that resembles the planks of a ship bringing the total size to 29″x31″.