Friday, October 29, 2010

Introducing Tiki Shark...

Sat here in the bar looking at some wonderful Tiki art I remembered a blog I put together quite a while ago which featured mainly the work of SHAG but also the work of other equally talented artists who could do with the exposure - already on Mia Huna Moku I have re-featured Tez and Atomikitty. Another artist I have purchased from is Tiki Shark aka Brad Parker.

Pictured here is one of two prints I have. This one is titled Tiki Midnight it is a hand tinted, limited edition wood block print on heavy paper. Designed and hand tinted by Brad Parker carved and printed by Earl Washington.

Brad Parker paints "Low Brow Art" about Modern Tiki Culture. He does so from the most remote land mass in the world: the Big Island of Hawaii. "When you live on an active volcano, you learn to make sacrifices." Not by throwing virgins into the volcano, but rather his move from the fast lane of Hollywood to the slower pace of the small seaside town of Kailua-Kona.

Brad has worked in several types of media: writing, penciling, inking, coloring, and editing comic books from small publishers right up to the industry's leaders: Marvel and DC Comics.

Check out - The Tiki Shark Gallery.

If you are a Tiki artist and would like to be featured on The Secret Island then pop a message in a bottle. We'd love to have you.

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