Kai Sarnes2001 Kai Sarnes a.k.a. Haikai had his first contact with the subject Tiki when he discovered Sven A. Kirsten's "The Book of Tiki". In the following years he started first Tiki studies and carving works. 2005 he did not only a travelling exhibition featuring his sculptures in cooperation with WESC-store, but he also founded, in collaboration with Michael Hanauer, the first european platform for Tiki art and Polynesian Pop, www.forbidden-paradise.com, which is still, thanks to his great engagement, doing a great job in forming a Tiki-community and assisting the Tiki-culture.
In 2007 he decorated the Tiki-Bar at the Surfhostel on Rügen with his enormous Tiki-sculptures and accompanied the European Tiki Modern Tour, featuring Sven A. Kirsten and the premiere of
Through the last years he presented his works at international events like the London Luau Artshow (UK), Hangar Rockin' (CH), Swing and Sway in Hawaii (D), The Road Devils Hot Rod & Artshow (D), Surfin' Chrome Spectacle (CH) and the Surfbeat Artshow (USA). Nowadays, Haikai's sculptures can be found all across Europe, from Switzerland and Austria to the East- and Northsea, as well as in the USA.