“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″.
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.
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″.
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.