Sunday, August 19, 2012
I heard that "Ron", the Elroy piece I submitted for the Happy Tiki event in Portland sold this week. It is a great feeling when someone parts with their hard earned dinero to purchase one of my carvings and although I did not get to meet you I greatly appreciate it!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I had another great time at the Elroy show. This year's line-up of tiki art was the best yet. My first Tiki Kon vending/carving event was even more fun and although we had record heat I really enjoyed speaking with mostly local or Seattle area tiki people. Thanks to all that bought stuff and especially to Pete for purchasing "Lombardo"!
- 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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