A couple of years ago I bought some pen blanks so could try out different woods quickly and cheaply. I got a box containing various blanks in cherry, beech, oak, sapele, iroko and ash. Pen blanks are a good way to do test pieces, plus you can try different designs easily and carve something quite quickly.
I make tiki style wood carvings and prints. I’ve been carving for a few years on and off, but I’ve created alot of stuff so it seems the time to share it with you!
I’m influenced by all types of oceanic scuplture, but particularly scuplture and carvings from Papua New Guinea and the Cook islands. I try to put my own spin on them but I guess the origins are there to see for anyone who knows a bit about oceanic art.
I can’t remember when I first heard of Tiki, but it seemed a good fit for me as I love rum based cocktails, low lighting and surf music!
Anyway here’s a couple of pics of the kind of thing I make, enjoy!