Tiki in origin was an old Polynesian god who was in local island lore for many years. When Hawai’i was inducted as a state of the US, Tiki came to fame in America. Tiki was quickly adopted as a slightly camp addition to already established island cliche’s. Tiki has remained associated with that era and region until this day. I adopted this and turned it into a five frame tiki series miniature.
To me Tiki always resembled individualism and freedom. Compared to other religions Tiki is a deity that has no direct interest in punishment like most. Every island in the region has it’s own spins and twists on it and I can also mention the millions of different versions that came to pass over the years since.
For this piece I mainly used Decotime twin markers. I topped it off with Posca acrylic markers and Edding gold and silver markers for extra effect. All was done on 25 grams custom size paper. The frame is plastic with a glass front plate.