Blue canvas tiki Bob


Description: A one of a kind blue tiki bob on canvas. Character derived from old Polenesian culture but made famous in California in the 1960’s by tiki enthusiasts Trader Vic’s.

Used materials: Posca markers, Faber-Castell aquarelle pencils.

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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. Tiki Bob is a special case; it was developed as a line of mugs from famous tiki bar Trader Vic’s in the USA.


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 used a background and touches of Faber-Castell aquarelle pencils. I topped it off with Posca acrylic markers for extra effect. All was done on a cardboard/canvas mix.

Weight0.1 kg
Dimensions25 × 25 cm


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