March 15, 2006

Astounding Tiki Art by Flounder

Filed under: Art,People,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 7:56 pm
Marquesas, by Flounder
Marquesas, by Flounder

Scott Scheidly, a.k.a. Flounder, is an excellent Florida-based artist, whose works have themes of pop culture, often mixed with the mythologies of various cultures. He has a variety of styles, from stunning photorealistic works to abstracts, and does a lot of interesting mixed-media pieces. I’m fortunate to own two pieces by Flounder. The piece at the left, Marquesas, was created by Flounder for the Tiki Art Now show in San Francisco in 2004. The piece originally was sold with a simple box at the bottom filled with wood chips, but somehow it came again in Flounder’s possession. It had sustained some damage, and Flounder put it in a wooden frame and offered it for sale again — this time I was able to snap it up. The tiki almost looks plasticene in its realism, sort of hyper-realistic.

The other Flounder item that I own is a cigar-box purse. The tiki face painted on the front is from a tiki mug. When seen in person, it looks like a photograph; more than once I’ve seen people only believe it’s painted when scrutinizing it very closely. Flounder is incredibly skilled.

Tiki is only one small aspect of Flounder’s broad work, and all of his work is truly excellent. Truth be told, I think I actually like his non-Tiki work even better — his skills are on clear display in his tiki stuff, but I find his other works to be more compelling art. He’s been in shows all over the country, and his stuff always seems to sell quickly.

I’ve included larger pictures of my Flounder stuff after the jump.

Detail of Marquesas
Detail of Marquesas
Cigar box Tiki purse, by Flounder
Cigar box Tiki purse, by Flounder
Detail of cigar box Tiki purse
Detail of cigar box Tiki purse

3 Responses to “Astounding Tiki Art by Flounder”

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  2. teakey Says:

    I got the sister painting of Marquesas. The Moai that at one time had stones below it. Love it!

  3. Shannon Says:

    Your Tiki Purse is awesome!! Such amazing talent!

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