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Carver turns Makakilo yard into a South Seas oasis

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    Michael “Gecko” Souriolle carves and collects tiki that he uses in his home garden in Makakilo. He’s pictured with his wife, Ailie, and their 7-year-old son Kainoa.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Michael “Gecko” Souriolle carves and collects tiki that he uses in his home garden in Makakilo. He also built the pavilion in his front yard. Gecko is pictured with his wife, Ailie, their 7-year-old son Kainoa and dog Shortie.

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    The corner of the Souriolle’s backyard contains carved tiki.

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    A sculpture of an old Chinese man sits on a front wall near a driftwood bench that includes turtles carved by the artist.

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    Michael “Gecko” Souriolle demonstrates how he applies glaze to one of his ceramic pieces.

A Makakilo man transforms his suburban surroundings into an exotic garden of tropical plants and Polynesian motifs. Read more

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