|Project by grovemadman||posted 02-09-2008 at 09:32 PM||1107 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I carved this Tiki from a palm log that I found. He is only 4’ tall but he is meaner than a junk yard dog. I will get around to finishing him someday, maybe… My friends say I should leave him the way he is. I had originally planned to make him anatomically correct except for the size of his head, which is supposed to be oversized purposely. He was an art project in college. I remember the day I had to bring him in for a grade, we got quite a few looks and comments as I wheeled him across campus. I got an ‘A’ for sculpting him with the closest to primitive tools that I could find. The log weighed about 150 lbs. when I started, his current diet has him down to about 100 lbs.
I carved this Tiki using only chisels and a couple of knives! His current duties are gaurding the entrance to my shop from evil spirits and uninvited guests.