Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH

Posted: July 23, 2022 in Ancient Gods and Deities, Sculptures, Statuary, Tikis, Wood Carvings

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A Pair of Polynesian Tikis Carved From Wooden Logs (One Wood Stained, and the Other Painted White) Seen Loitering on the Front Porch of a Cottage on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 23, 2019)

  1. Lou Carreras says:

    I had a double take on these. Doing this sort of figure was among my first commercial ventures in carving. My friend Bill and I thought we could make it big carving this stuff for restaurants in the Baltimore area. Somewhere there are probably a few floating around.

    • Dawn says:

      I love Tiki art. I can’t believe you carved these. I’ve been seeing a revival of the Tiki bars on FL with renovation of roadside hotels from back in the day.

      • Lou Carreras says:

        Carved about a dozen or so with a router, carving ax, and hand tools to finish. I carved, and my buddy took care of sales. It was fun and easy to do. We had a book of Polynesian artwork from the Enoch Pratt Library for inspiration. A friend had a shop in Batlomore’s China Town, and we carved them in the basement.

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