Saturday Morning Tiki was an immersive exhibition at The Hive Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles during June, 2017. Saturday Morning Tiki combines popular cartoon characters of my youth with American Tiki culture in a vibrant graphic post-pop style. Like many children of the 80’s and 90’s, I found escape from daily routine, responsibility, and anxiety through popular television cartoons. I do not watch these shows anymore, however I still retain a strong emotional connection with these childhood programs because they are intimately associated with relaxation. Like many adults today, I find escape from routine and responsibility with a periodic vacation or more frequently, a cocktail. American Tiki culture embodies the stress free sensations of leisure that children attain while watching Saturday morning cartoons and adults attain while on vacation. Saturday Morning Tiki’s goal is to evoke the same emotional response both children and adults gain from these experiences. The positive sensation in these works is juxtaposed by the realization that these cartoons are at their heart an unrestrained tool of capitalism targeted directly at vulnerable children and the sensations we try to regain as adults are based on an eagerness to escape the stresses that come from becoming a part of the societal machine that targeted us as children.