Artborne Magazine November 2016 - Page 21

Who Cares About Tiki Art? Tiki culture saw a rise in influence after WWII as American sailors returned home from combat in the Pacific. Post-WWII America saw the rise of the middle class and, with it, Polynesian tiki culture. On a casual analysis of mid-century America, it seems significant that tiki culture symbolized freedom from the suburban sprawl and a sense of escapism for American vets as they acclimated to a postwar climate. Scheidly has been creating tiki mugs for quite some Tiki mugs, design by Scott Sheidly, fabricated by Tiki Farm, San Clemente, Ca. time. His side gig might be interpreted as the typically woeful financial situation of many artists. Yet, So, why does he create tiki mugs? Sensing a pattern of mostly unansuch isn’t the case in his life. Despite his addiction to hand p \KZ[ \XH]Y\[ۜHXZHH[و\[\Y]ˈHZX]^O˜[[[[^H]H[[YKHX[YYX\X][XYH\HܛX[[ [H[H]H\XX[HZ\\X˂HYHوHXX[\\]][Z[ۈH\[Y[[[YKYX\]\]]Z\[\[XZ[Hو\[H[˂ZH]Y\YۈHZYKXX]YHZH\K[[Y[KKܛ[&\\[K KB