Faux Monarch

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Pu’uhonua O Honaunau

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$60.00$5,000.00
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Rafiki Tiki

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EPCOT Aztec

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Head Shot

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Hoary Bat

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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