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Faux Monarch

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Pu’uhonua O Honaunau

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Rafiki Tiki

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EPCOT Aztec

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Head Shot

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Koa Warrior

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Lost Tiki

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Pig Hunter-Hunter

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Viva Zapata

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Kabuki Tiki

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Hoary Bat

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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$5,000.00

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Dead Sea

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    The Dead Sea is a social commentary on the health of the ocean and man’s relationship with it.

    It is painted with acrylic and enamel on 8″x10″ canvas board. The frame is custom made from Koa wood which is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. With the frame, this piece measures 11″x12″ in total.

    $10.00$335.00

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  • El Sonido de una Sirena Enamorada

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    “El Sonido de una Sirena Enamorada” is an underwater love story where two sea creatures have found each other after being separated for ages by vast oceans.  Both have traveled the seven seas in search of the other guided only by the unique sound that their counterpart makes.

    Once they find each other they embrace in harmony and make the most beautiful music that resonates to the deepest depths of the ocean.

    $10.00$335.00

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  • Koa Warrior

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    Koa Warrior is a mash up of Day of the Dead iconography with Hawaiian culture. The skeleton is derived from the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos and is represented in traditional Hawaiian war clothing.

    The mushroom helmet was worn by high ranking chiefs or Ali’i who often went to battle.  The cloak was also worn by Ali’i and was usually made out of local bird feathers.  One of the most popular weapons of the Polynesian culture is the Leiomano which means the lei of the shark, it is a paddle made of koa wood, inset with shark teeth.  The ship in the background references to the arrival of Captain Cook who the Hawaiians had mistaken for the god Lono.

    This painting is made with acrylic and enamel on panel.  It measures 24″x 17″ and comes in a custom built Koa frame with rope details bringing the total size to 38″x 21″

    $10.00$3,500.00

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  • Boneyard

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    The title “Boneyard” is a term used by surfers to describe the impact zone of a wave that breaks over reef in very shallow water.  It is a place where you don’t want to be caught off guard and if you are, you could easily end up a skeleton stuck to the ocean floor.

    Boneyard fuses Mexican Day of the Dead iconography with Hawaiian culture and signifies the similarities these two cultures share through their geographic location and relationship with the ocean.

    This painting was done with acrylic, ink, and enamel on a 15″x24″ birch panel.  The frame is custom built from the endemic Koa tree of Hawaii and is embellished with brass tacks and rope details.  Koa is a very hard wood and in the Hawaiian language it means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.  With the frame, the total measurements are 30″x36.5″

    $10.00$4,200.00

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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.

    $10.00$335.00

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  • Pig Hunter-Hunter

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    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″.

    $10.00$2,400.00

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  • Viva Zapata

    Emiliano Zapata was one of Mexico’s most iconic Revolutionary leaders and also my Grandfather’s hero. He was a gunslinger who rode with Poncho Villa and formed the Liberation Army.  Followers of Emiliano were known as “Zapatistas”.  This is a portrait representing Zapata as a skeleton and depicts how he will live on through the ages in the stories that are told of him and the Mexican Revolutionaries.

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  • Mexoskeleton Accordion Player

    “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity”. The Mexoskeleton Is a character I created who represents a person who lives life free from the fear of death and instead embraces its uncertain nature as a gift. A musician through his instrument creates a beautiful sound that resonates for a moment, but is ultimately fleeting just as life is.

    This painting celebrates life and death while referencing on the day I was born, The Day of the Dead. The background is comprised of architecture from the city of Guanajuato in Mexico. This city has cultural significance to my identity since it the place where my grandfather is from.

    The painting is on a 18″x24″ birch panel with acrylic and enamel. The rustic frame is custom built out of wood that has been stained and distressed and is adorned with brass tack details, it was inspired by the architecture of the city of Guanajuato. With the frame, the original work measures 25″x39″ total.

    $10.00$3,000.00

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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.

    $10.00$335.00

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  • Return of the ‘Alalā

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    Return of the ‘Alalā depicts three native species from the Big Island of Hawai’i. The Hawaiian crow, or ‘alalā, the beautiful Koa tree, and the tree’s little foe the Koa Bug. Unfortunately the ‘alalā itself is extinct in the wild and there are only about 150 left in captivity. However, there is going to be a release of the ‘alalā back into their native habitat in 2016 coordinated by The Keauhou Bird Conservation Center. The area has been restored to the natural environment of the ‘alalā and is protected in an effort to help this beautiful bird thrive and once again repopulate the Big Island of Hawai’i.

    This piece is painted with acrylic and enamel on panel. The frame is custom made out of reclaimed Koa and is meant to reflect the native Koa tree represented in the painting.  The original is available for purchase at the Volcano Art Center located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or on their website here.

    $10.00$1,700.00

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  • The Rising Tide From Above

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    The Rising Tide from Above is an acrylic painting inspired by the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.  It depicts a fictional animal standing on a rocky Hawaiian cliff in the rain.  He is holding an umbrella that is way too small for him while the tide has just one out.  This piece was made with several layers of acrylic and enhance with acrylic texture mediums.  

    The original painting is made with acrylic on canvas and measures 9″x12″.  It comes ina custom built white, wood frame bringing the total size to 10″x13″.  Currently there is only one 8×10 paper print option available for this piece.

    $10.00$250.00

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  • Hoary Bat

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    The endangered Hoary Bat is the only native land mammal of the Hawaiian Islands.  It is a very elusive bat that roosts in trees among forests and the Hawaiian name is ‘Ope‘ape‘a.

    It is painted with acrylic and enamel on 5″x7″ canvas panel in a rustic wood frame, measuring 10″x12″ in total.

    $10.00$300.00

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  • Muerte en Hawaii

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    “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.

    $10.00$335.00

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  • Tombstone

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    The title “Tombstone” is a term used by surfers that refers to the predicament a surfer gets into after he wipes out and gets stuck underwater. When a surfer gets plunged really deep their leash pulls so taught that it causes the surfboard to stick out above the surface resembling a tombstone. The longer the tombstone is up, the greater the danger the surfer is in. This piece shows how real things can get below the surface.

    Tombstone is painted with acrylic, ink, and enamel on a birch panel.  The painting measures  11″ x 14″

    $10.00$750.00

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