Tiki comes from Polynesian folklore. Tiki can be found in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Hawaii and many other places in the Pacific. Specifically in Maori mythology Tiki is the first man. Tiki is usually described as a large humanoid type of carving. These carvings mark sacred areas. Certain Tikis in Hawaiian culture are gods and idols such as Ku, Lono, Kane, Kanaloa. The type of tiki I have illustrated has a very general Hawaiian feel to it. It is a bit of a play on primitive verses modern art.