This is a personal project that I have been collecting and making items for over the past two years. It will probbably never be really 'finished'. Aproximately 1:6 scale - 18x30x24"
This bar is inspired by Pago Pago, a Tiki bar located in downtown Portland that was a popular hangout for mobsters and other shady folks in the 1940's.
I made the lower woven 'wood' paneling by taking a heavily textured woven upholstery fabric, painting and lacquering it, and then trimming it with bamboo harvested from my backyard.
The cover of the menu is based on the cocktail napkins used at the Pago Pago bar in Portland in the 1940's.
I made most of the bottles, glasses, and mugs by making molds and casting them in resin.
In order to make two matching tiki totem poles, I sculpted an original out of a lightweight paper clay. I then made a simple one part mold and cast the two you see here in plaster.
The flames on the tiki torches were made with hot glue and then painted with transparent acrylic - a technique that gives them a glow-like appearance.
For some of the furniture in this project, I have modified existing plastic (Barbie) furniture. This bar is an example where I painted it, replaced the drawer pulls, covered the top in a textured fabric, and added two shelves.