Fisherman’s God

Hi all,

here’s my attempt at carving a Fisherman’s god or ‘Tang’ as Tiki fans like to call them. This is a bit of a classic Tiki carving which has been done by many carvers in the past and is regularly the basis of Tiki mugs and artworks.

You can even see it on the cover of The Future Sound of London‘s Single ‘Papua New Guinea’ even though the fisherman’s god is actually from Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

This is the first Tiki I’ve carved that is a direct copy of a real sculpture. Normally I take an influence from here and there and try to put my own spin on it. This was more difficult as there was no room for improvisation.

Mine’s anatomically correct unlike some that suffered at the hands of the missionaries that collected them…

Thanks for looking!

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New Guinea Crocodile man carving

Hi All, here’s a new carving, back on the crocodile theme, I’m getting into carving these, keep your eyes peeled for more in the future…

New Guinea Ancestor figure Carving

Hey all,

here’s a new carving, based on a Papua New Guinea ancestor figure. Crocodiles feature heavily in New Guinea art and are considered to be important spirit figures. Some tribes even celebrate a crocodile as the creator of their world.

I made this from a table leg I found outside, it’s Beech I think, about 28cm tall.