Sunday, March 23, 2008

Primitive Tiki Art By - Hand Carved & Hand Painted

While core business resides in carving beautiful wooden Tikis, in recent years we've seen more and more painted Tiki art.

Suione Pilotili is a Polynesian master wood carver, environmental artist and educator. He is internationally renown with public art projects completed in England, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, the Czech Republic, and the U.S. Pilotili has been based out of San Francisco, California for the last fifteen years (1987 - 2002) and his work can be found in the Golden Gate National Parks, the San Francisco Zoo, Presidio National Park, the California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, and Shoreline Amphitheater. He has designed and carved stage art for touring bands Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, and Peter Gabriel.

His wood sculptures have been featured at environmental, musical, and educational festivals around northern California, including Earth Day at the Concord Pavilion, the Bioneers Conference in San Francisco, and the United Religions Initiative Global Summit at Stanford University.

Suione been involved with various nonprofit organizations dedicated to recycling wood for its highest end use. Over the past eight years Pilotili was a director of the Bay Area Arborist Coop, Inc. specializing in the care of live trees in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been working with live trees for over twenty years.

For more information, contact at 808-781-3126.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Mahina (blog writer)

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