Details about Crazy Al !! Smuggler's Cove! Sunken Tiki Mug AP 45! one of only 48 available!Crazy Al !! Smuggler's Cove! Sunken Tiki Mug AP 45! one of only 48 available! See original listing
Jul 07, 2013 18:00:31 PDT
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Sunset Beach, California, United States
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***Only 48 Mugs to be made Custom Glazed***
Most All as One of a Kind!!
Artist Proofs!! Only On Ebay!
This one AP 45
-mug photographed in daylight, colors may appear brighter then indoor lighting-
Depicting the CrazyAL Manic Detail, this Sunken Tiki was Conceived by Martin Cate, A relic dredged up from the bottom of a Smuggler's Cove hidden away in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Designed and Sculpted by CrazyAL
All the varied texture of the original sculpture is clearly seen and perfectly reveals CrazyAL's manic style of sculpting.
ONLY 48 Custom Mugs!! Glazed by CrazyAL have been be made!
This mug is the 45th Artist Proof One of a Kind mug of the Sunken Tiki
Signed and Dated
Tiki Mug is 8.3 inches tall and holds a 20 oz!!
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Crazy Al Evans is a Southern California based multi-media artist who has been carving, sculpting and painting tiki imagery since 1990. Nicknamed for his fun and enthusiastic antics, the name also suits him for his manic and detailed carving. Evans Primitive Art inspired sculptures can be found from Hawaii to New York. Through his one-man company, Bone Productions, his limited-edition tiki-inspired resins and mugs can be found worldwide. Paying tribute to the original Polynesian artisans from the South Pacific as well as majestic cultural icons of primitive cultures, Evans brands his art with unique craftsmanship and extreme attention to detail, giving each one of his creations meaning and importance and avoiding the use of cartoon imagery and bright colors. His palm sculpts, velvet paintings, dioramas, hardwood carvings, utilitarian objects (such as lamps and cabinets) and environmental installations are an exciting mix of authentic design and modern concepts.
Born in 1967, Evans grew up in the Scottsdale area of Phoenix, AZ surrounded by the ever-present Polynesian-Pop of the era, and claims his dad's collection of Native American art, namely Hopi Kachina Dolls, as a major inspiration on his own art. Greatly inspired by the primitive arts, his tiki sculptures always have a specific propose by paying tribute to a particular person, thing, event or activity.
Evans graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design, but is self-taught in the art of carving. He works almost exclusively with palm wood, using each dramatically different layer to help create the complexities in his designs. Exalting the once living tree, Evans leaves the bark on his finished piece. The manipulation of its complex texture gives even more depth and detail to each sculpture. Since 1996, Evans has carved around 150 tikis each assigned a number. In 2004, Evans began making limited mugs in his "Crazy Al Tiki Gallery Line of Ceramic Editions" for which he sculpts exact replicas of his large tikis in miniature.
Evans is also the front man of the band Ape who perform a rousing set of classic Hawaiian sounds using steel guitars and ukulele with guitars, bass and drums. During their enchanting sets, Evans plays percussion with an axe and a log, carving a tiki in the process! Of course the tikis carved during Ape's set look much simpler than the works that take him 45-100 hours from start to finish. However, these sculpts created in as little as 45 minutes contain the energies of the event from which they were created; they have an individual striking presence all their own.
Crazy Al Evans also does commercial work, sculpting toys for Warner Brothers, Disney, Lucas/Star Wars as well as installations for several establishments such as The Tahiti Restaurant in Hollywood, Kona Club in Oakland, Ka Hale Tiki in Georgia, Lucky Tiki Bar in Los Angeles, Bigfoot Lodge in San Francisco and the Puka Bar in Long Beach. Crazy Al Evans has recently been spotlighted carving tikis on the Discovery Channel 's "Dude Room " and the TV Guide Channel 's "Ready Set Change" as well as many You-Tube videos, and has worked in charity raising money for Hurricane Katrina victims, National Stroke Association and the Honolulu Marathon. Evans currently resides in Sunset Beach, California.
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