“SON of KAAN” - the ‘MASTER EDITION’ + ORIGINAL ART
The painted sculpture is started by covering it with a light neutral ‘base-coat’, then I worked up through the darkest depths of the creature, plant, & tiki forms. I roughed out the shapes of everything with medium tones, then carefully brought up dimensions pretending I was the sun and hitting all areas with such a contrived light-source. This is, as I noted in all the paintings of my favorite LowBrow artists, the light source is always located some where above and to the upper left of the figure as the viewer looks face-on to each piece.
So, I basically use the same technique I learned as a kid painting monster models. I start with the darkest shades and paint up through all the tones lightening as I go, until I’m dabbling in the lightest tones, the brilliant highlights.
If I is do this carefully & correctly I can create a wonderful ‘quasi-3D’ effect upon this… eh… this 3 dimensional object. (!)
OKAY, now the big-bingo question… What, exactly, is this “SON of KAAN” creature/tiki/jungle thing supposed to be?
It’s yet another exploration of me searching for the what “it” is that attracts me to the “Tiki Pop Culture”. I know it’s far from any realism that some injection molded figures existing in a museum gift shop may* (…and I do mean MAY*) have… if they have any.
This is my on-going artistic journey to grasp what magic these ‘idols’ still appear to have - at least they do for any human who currently looks upon them with fascination.
Because, it appears that no matter how far away a second-hand “Junk shop” may be from the tiki’s Polynesian home (I mean spiritual home not the factory that mass produced it) far from their spiritual black & green volcanic soil, these figurines can still seemingly stand in if needed to become a miniature KING KAMEHAMEHA & lead a Tribe of Misfit Souvenirs through a million KAPU to safety
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