The Coconut Monkey Project

'The Coconut Monkey Project' documents the original paintings and vintage coconut monkey collection of freelance illustrator and tiki bartender Susannah Mosher. For everyone into Tiki Art, Vintage Hawaii and Hawaiiana, Retro Kitch, and Cocktail Culture, Shag, and oh yes. . . Monkeys!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Aloha friends,

Here is the latest painting to emerge from the Coconut Monkey Project studio.

This particular coconut monkey was given to me by a good friend before he moved to New York. It had belonged to his grandfather, and had been in the family as long as he could remember.

The character, shape and expression of the coconut monkeys often inspire my choice of background motif and color palette. In this case I was equally inspired by this quirky, buck-toothed, shag-haired monkey, and the person who gave it to me.
The result? A sort of Eames era hipster, atomic beatnik coconut monkey.

I hope you enjoy!


Blogger Nathan Hamill said...

Hey, Susie. Great work here. I especially like this one.
What can I say? I'm a sucker for buck-teeth.

10:11 PM  

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