The origin of the character in this tiki painting 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 also has many forms, one more frightning and well-known than the other. Here’s proof that not all native gods are evil!
I personally very much like Tiki cause of his variety and flexibility. Each and every island and region has their own version. Although mostly associated with the Hawaiian gods and culture, there was a man called Trader Vic who adopted Tiki and it it is now an American staple of fun, parties and if anything cocktails. Sweetly named Tiki Bob this version is used internationally in design for mugs, on t-shirts, houseware, stickers and more. I figured, why not use this optimism so I made a shing, green, white, silver and black Tiki Bob for you to hang up on the wall. You want something new to put up on the baby’s wall? You can do that! You have a light and friendly interior? Perfect, put it up! A Light and nice piece of art for you to enjoy for a low price!
For this Tiki illustration I used a background and touches of Marabu acrylic paints and effects. I topped it off with Posca acrylic markers for extra effect. All was done on a tightly fitted canvas on wooden frame at a 60 x 80 cm Size. For more information please contact me!
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