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. The background was made by scraping earth tone colors of acrylic along the panel with a stiff piece of plastic. I then carefully hand-cut a stencil and spray painted the tiki head. The theme of Tiki has evolved into a type of culture in the United States. Starting in 1934 with the opening of Don the Beachcomber, a Polynesian themed bar in Hollywood and presently expanding still to this day. Tiki is now a way of life with exotic music, drinks, bars, lounges, clothing, and products.