Faux Monarch

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EPCOT Aztec

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Head Shot

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Rafiki Tiki

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Going for Broke

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Ku

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Working Stiff

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Alala Crow

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He’e

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Leaky Tiki

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Pueo

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Ouroboros Tiki Mug

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  • Faux Monarch

    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.

    $300.00

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  • Time Changer

    Time changer is inspired by the Jackson Chameleon lizard that can be found on the big island of Hawaii. They are masters of camouflage and constantly change color to adapt to their environment.  This particular Jackson can change time and is shown fixing a pocket while sitting inside of a larger clock and wearing a monocle.

    Painted with Acrylic and gold leaf on a Maple wood deck.

    $300.00

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  • Knitten Kitten

    Knitten Kitten is a story of a very lonely girl who lived life in isolation.  Having no friends or family the only thing that keeps her company is knitting.  She decides to knit herself a little kitten friend one day using her own hair and she was never lonely again.  True story.

    Painted with acrylic and gold leaf on a Maple wood skate deck.

    $300.00

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  • Set of 12 Fine Art Prints

    Set of 12 park inspired prints.  Printed on a textured fine art paper and comes in the size of the original paintings 5.5″x8.5″.  Each print comes wrapped in a clear sleeve with a stiff backing.

    $175.00

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  • Honu Ofrenda

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    This painting depicts a Honu with an ofrenda on it’s back. The ofrenda is an offering in Mexican culture and often includes food, flowers, and candles.  The ofrenda is very common in the Day of the Dead celebration and is used to invite your departed loved ones back for a night of earthly delights.  I chose to show the Honu with a Hawaiian style ofrenda that includes a tea leaf offering and native Hawaiian flowers.  Since the honu is endangered it carries the ofrenda for it’s lost brethren.

    This piece was painted with acrylic and enamel on birch panel and measures 16″x20″.  It comes in a custom wood frame that has been painted with a teal antique finish bringing the total size to 19.5″x24.5″.

    $105.00$1,500.00

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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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  • Soldado de los Dioses

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    Soldado de los Dioses is a narrative about our cat Muggies.  The title translates into Soldier of the Gods and shows how Muggies would have been viewed as a great warrior during the Tarascan and Aztec empires.  He is an avid hunter who prefers the jungles of Hawaii to our comfortable home and will leave for up to three days at a time.  The painting depicts him in the context of my cultural background alongside his queen who was modeled after my wife Rachel.

    This piece was made with acrylic, charcoal, and gold leaf.  There are also elements of woodblock printing, stenciling, and glazing applied to the work. The painting measures 30″x 48″ on canvas and comes in a Mahogany frame bringing the total size to 31″x 49″.

    $25.00$5,000.00

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  • EPCOT Aztec

    My favorite country in the World Showcase at EPCOT is also the place my family is from, Mexico.  If Aztecs invented Churros this guy sure wouldn’t have those abs.  This fierce warrior is shown in Mexican style Mickey ears and is trying to find his way around the big wide world of EPCOT.

    The original painting is made with watercolor and ink on 140 lb. cold press paper.  It measures 5.5″x8.5″ unframed and comes in a clear protective sleeve with a stiff backing.

    $15.00$100.00

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  • Outside the Tiki Room

    This little Watercolor was inspired by the Magic Kingdom but more specifically Adventrueland. Adventureland is by far one of my favorite parts of any park!  This tiki skeleton character is a combination of the tiki room mixed with a little Pirates of the Caribbean.  He is eating a melting Mickey ice cream while a parrot from the tiki room joins in!

    The original painting is made with watercolor and ink on 140 lb. cold press paper.  It measures 5.5″x8.5″ unframed and comes in a clear protective sleeve with a stiff backing.

    $15.00$100.00

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  • Animal Kingdom Dancer

    This piece was inspired by Animal Kingdom and all the entertainers they have dancing around.  The shield references to one of the many horned animals that live in the park and the staff hosts a hidden Mickey.

    The original painting is made with watercolor and ink on 140 lb. cold press paper.  It measures 5.5″x8.5″ unframed and comes in a clear protective sleeve with a stiff backing.

    $15.00$100.00

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  • Dole Whip for Brains

    One of the highlights of visiting any Disney Park is eating all the things!! I really wish they would start serving Dole Whips in skull bowls.  This skull can’t even resist the sweet soft serve spilling out of his cranium.

    The original painting is made with watercolor and ink on 140 lb. cold press paper.  It measures 5.5″x8.5″ unframed and comes in a clear protective sleeve with a stiff backing.

    $15.00$100.00

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  • Duckling Showcase

    Ducks, ducks, and more ducks!  At every Disney park you go to, you see the happiest ducks in the world!  This piece shows a mother duck taking her ducklings around the World Showcase at EPCOT.  She is wearing a first visit pin because she has never left.   Each duck has a different hat that represents one of the eleven countries in the park.  See if you can identify them all!

    The original painting is made with watercolor and ink on 140 lb. cold press paper.  It measures 5.5″x8.5″ unframed and comes in a clear protective sleeve with a stiff backing.

    $15.00$100.00

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  • Head Shot

    “Head Shot” is my personal favorite of this series.  It was inspired by the Pirate theming around Pirates of the Caribbean in Adventureland.  A skeleton pirate fires his own head through a cannon as a last resort in hopes of winning a battle.  I like to think that he is going to bite and clamp onto whatever or whoever he hits.

    The original painting is made with watercolor and ink on 140 lb. cold press paper.  It measures 5.5″x8.5″ unframed and comes in a clear protective sleeve with a stiff backing.

    $15.00$100.00

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  • Rafiki Tiki

    Rafiki is one of my favorite characters from the Lion King and he is so cool that he even has a whole section at Animal Kingdom devoted to him, “Rafiki’s Planet Watch”.  I tried to make him a little darker of a character by replacing his gourds on his staff with skulls and gave him a more angular design reminiscent of a tiki carving.

    The original painting is made with watercolor and ink on 140 lb. cold press paper.  It measures 5.5″x8.5″ unframed and comes in a clear protective sleeve with a stiff backing.

    $15.00$100.00

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  • Going for Broke

    Going for Broke is a painting made based on my experiences skateboarding.  I chose to represent a skeleton skateboarding because it amplifies the vulnerability of our bodies. When I was fifteen I wrecked my left arm trying to do a noseslide and ended up having surgery where doctors installed screws into my bones to hold my elbow together.  Since skateboarding is one of the earthly pleasures I would be enjoying in the afterlife this piece honors the idea of the Day of the Dead by depicting not just any skeleton skateboarding but my skeleton skateboarding.  After my first broken arm I have continued to skateboard and have broken a total of nine bones. I feel this piece is very personal to who I am and sums up the passion to do what you love.

    $10.00$800.00

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  • Ku

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    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.

    $10.00$3,000.00

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  • ‘I’iwi in Waiting

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    The ‘I’iwi also known as the scarlet Hawaiian honey creeper is one of Hawaii’s most recognizable birds.Unfortunately it is facing near extinction due to habitat loss and the spread of mosquito born diseases.However these birds can still be found in high elevations of the big islands of Hawaii and have been listed as threatened under The Endangered Species Act.

    This piece measures 5×7 inches and was painted with acrylic and enamel on a canvas panel.  The original work can be purchased at the Volcano Art Center in Hawaii’s Volcano National Park, or on their website here.

    $10.00$335.00

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  • Warrior Kitty

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    Warrior Kitty is a painting of our cat Nargle who is an avid hunter and protector of our house.

    He is painted with acrylic and enamel on an 8″x10″ canvas with a custom made Zebra wood frame, measuring 11″x13″ in total. Zebra wood comes from a large tree that is native to Central America.

    $10.00$400.00

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  • Working Stiff

    Working Stiff represents the plight of the daily grind. It is a symbol of how skewed our priorities have become and how we sit for hours alive in a tomb. It is a humorous reminder of how much time we spend at work, school, or just living in our virtual world. This piece was commissioned by a friend who works extremely hard and long hours at a visual effects studio in Hollywood. Details in the painting have been personalized to his experiences.
    The original painting was made with acrylic and enamel on birch and measures 18″x 24″and is placed in a custom built Mahogany frame. Although the original has sold there are still print options available.

    $10.00$335.00

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  • Model Tiki Joy Ride

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    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″.

    $10.00$2,500.00

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  • Alala Crow

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    The Hawaiian Crow or ‘Alalā is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and is considered by natives to be a family god or ‘aumakua.  Unfortunately it is extinct in the wild and there are only about 150 left in captivity!

    This painting is 4″x6″ on wood with an acrylic underpainting and is enhanced with black enamel.  It comes in a custom built mango frame bringing the total size to 8″x 10″.  Although the original has sold canvas giclee and paper prints are still available.

     

    $10.00$335.00

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  • He’e

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    In Hawai’i the word for octopus is “he’e” however islanders commonly refer to it by the Japanese name “tako”.  There is even a restaurant on the Big Island in Waimea called Tako Taco, but if you are like me you would never eat one because these he’e are pretty awesome!

    $10.00$335.00

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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!

    $10.00$335.00

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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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  • Pueo

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    The Pueo is a short-eared owl that is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It is considered an ‘aumākua (ancestor spirit) and is endangered on the island of O’ahu.

    It is painted with acrylic and enamel on a 5″x7″ canvas panel in a rustic wood frame.  Although the Original has sold, Giclee prints on canvas and paper prints are still available.

    $10.00$335.00

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  • Vino de los Muertos

    Celebrating life after death “Vino de los Muertos” is a painting depicting a couple drinking wine to their everlasting commitment to one another.  It is a celebratory piece combining wine lovers with day of the dead imagery.

    This piece was made with acrylic and enamel on wood panel and the original was placed in a custom frame.  The frame is made of mahogany and embellished with wine corks in the corners.  The wine corks were collected from bottles of wine that the clients had shared together.  Although the original has sold there is currently one paper print option available.

    $10.00$335.00

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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″.

    $10.00$335.00

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