Sunday, August 7, 2011
Went to Trader Vic's in NW Portland this weekend. The tikis outside are massive but otherwise rather plain but inside are some great works. Enjoyed walking around and seeing all the tiki art and also the 1944 mai tai and tuna poke that was on the menu. It is worth going to see, but expect to pay about 10 bucks a drink.
- Frog Island Tikis
- I started carving tikis in 2000 after a trip to Maui. I love and appreciate Polynesian culture, but rather than follow traditional ways, I put my own rather twisted view on the matter. I build each tiki with a protective edge to watch over the owner's well being. Most of them are of redwood or cedar, but my brother-in-law Jimbo brings me excellent palm from California. I start with a chainsaw and then really get into them with chisels, files, and knives. I have read that the ONLY way to breath life into an idol is through use of hand tools, but if primitive man had access to a chainsaw I know he would have used it. Tikis are for fun. Mahalo- CY
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