Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tikis

The tikis found a new home today. They've been together for the past three years and had grown quite fond of one another. I'm glad they'll continue to stay as a group. They're going in a music room; I'm sure they'll enjoy that. Each was carved from a solid piece of wood by an artist in St. Petersburg. The tallest is 28 inches in height.

Remember when I made these two guys? At the time I didn't look at the tikis but I think my subconscious might have influenced me. Interesting how that happens. I sculpted them from a solid lump of clay. Each has a hole in the top of the head so a pencil or brush can be inserted there. The taller one was about three inches. This post is part of Mud Colony what's happening in the studio. Follow the link to see what other potter's around the globe are doing. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

16 comments:

  1. It's interesting how things we saw creep into what we make, isn't it? Your garden is large! Mike kept telling me American gardens are large, but I have only visited N.Y. and Seattle, so I really don't know! : ) Ours is small, crammed with a veg plot, a greenhouse, little fruit trees, a nut tree and a chicken house!

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  2. Those are just too cute!!!

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  3. Hi Midori, thanks, not everyone has large gardens here, some have small, we like space around us because we have always lived in the country and not the city. fruit trees and a green house sounds wonderful to me.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, they were interesting for sure.

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  4. I remember when you sculpted your tikis. It's amazing how spot-on you were. Great instincts, Linda!

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  5. At least you know they will go to a good home. Do you have visiting privileges?

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  6. What an interesting post! I remember well your tiki-like works. As you say, I think your subconscious must have influenced you. I clicked on the link and found out that various tiki statues had been found elsewhere in Polynesia. and I found the tiki legends very interesting. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  7. The images of your wooden tikis must have sat deep within, their ancient visages a fabulous influence on your wonderful tribal-looking characters.

    Inspiration is everywhere :)

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  8. The Tikis remind me strongly of Easter Island. I can see the link in your sculptures but you have taken it further...

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  9. Hi Everyone, thanks so much, much packing going on, little time.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, I would love to visit Easter Island some day, love those statues.

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  10. Linda, I left a comment but it didn't show up! I did this with catfish and it was good. I did mine over wilted (well cooked) kale, chard and spinach with onion and garlic, I added a splash of oj and used agave over sugar. My husband loved it!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  11. oops, wrong one to comment on....we had wine with dinner too, maybe I am a bit confused!

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  12. I'm confused much of the time. Ha.

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  14. I like the heads you made, Linda..very expressive!

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