Tihoti Guy

Tihoti Guy
Tihoti Guy’s inspiration for his intriguing tiki sculptures is derived from nature and Polynesian mythology. He feels his sculptures are messages from nature and the cosmos; the stone calls to him and reveals its final shape. “It is like a fruit you must peel to reveal the beauty on the inside.”

Tahitian, b. 1955, based in Mo'orea, French Polynesia.


“Creation” is a large sculpture carved from unusually hard Spanish soapstone. It represents the creation myth of the Polynesian Islands: the top shows the hand of god in a fist, a symbol of creation, and the four faces are representations of the god of creation across different Polynesian cultures. The many spirals throughout the piece are traditional Polynesian symbols representing new life and growth.
  

  1. Creation Tihoti Guy
    Creation (detail)
    Stone sculpture, 48x24x24, Contact for price
  2. Creation Tihoti Guy
    Creation (detail)
    Stone sculpture, 48x24x24, Contact for price
  3. Creation Tihoti Guy
    Creation (detail)
    Stone sculpture, 48x24x24, Contact for price
  4. Creation Tihoti Guy
    Creation (detail)
    Stone sculpture, 48x24x24, Contact for price
  5. Creation Tihoti Guy
    Creation (detail)
    Stone sculpture, 48x24x24, Contact for price