I don’t want to give the impression that I’m some kind of maladjusted obsessive with an unhealthy fixation on tiki. I have an unhealthy fixation on many things. These include, but are not limited to, midcentury modern pottery, pro wrestling, pulp sci-fi of the 1970s, Muppets, and Disney concept artist and “It’s a Small World” designer Mary Blair. Witness my shelf of souvenirs from the Mary Blair art show I worked on in Japan a couple of years ago.
Now this, this is a fixation.
Naturally, I often dream of combining my obsessions, but, aside from the occasional space Muppet wrestling match, the opportunity doesn’t often arise. But last week I went searching for Mary Blair advertising art, and the streams crossed.
The other tiki stuff was a gift this weekend from my friend Evelyn. She also got me a new tiki guy.
Look at this great guy! (And a bunch of little Jonny Quest drawings, but that’s another story and shall be told another time.) He will be a valuable addition to my growing tiki army.
Meanwhile, here’s a closer look at my Mary Blair/tiki crossover moment.
If it weren’t freezing right now, I’d really be in the mood for a Tropic Cooler. Thanks, Mary Blair!