Exotic Traveler (Forbidden Fifteen) - Paper Giclee
16" x 20" Paper Giclee - Forbidden Fifteen Edition
Individually Signed and Numbered by Artist to commemorate Forbidden Island Tiki Bar’s 15 Anniversary...
All Giclees, paper and canvas created for this event come Exclusively in Limited Editions of 15 only! Get them while you can!!
Includes a special Forbidden Fifteen C.O.A (Certificate of Authenticity).
The Exotic Traveler was painted for a specific reason, I was asked to paint something for the cover of "Tiki Magazine". This was a very big deal for me! I wanted to show a classic looking Tiki. I wanted it to vein a very classic "Hawaiianna" setting a beautiful night scene of a secluded beach, a perfect wave, with a small enchanted tiki hut on a beach in the background. I carefully placed in exotic orchids to frame the foreground.
Then, I wanted a touch of the fantastic; I wanted to show something about local superstitions we have on the big Island of Hawaii about spirit-balls glowing in the jungle. A few dance around the hut, then one rises up out of the sand right in front of the TIKI. What is it? Good question! As the title suggests maybe it's a visitor from far away enjoying the beauty of Hawaii, an inter-dimensional tourist? Maybe a dear departed loved on watching over family? Or maybe just a trick of the light and the glowing lights you sometimes see in the jungle at night are nothing at all. These questions are best answered by the viewer.
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