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Featured piece in The Art of Flight Collection

Original: Acrylic on canvas
Painted in Jackson in the summer of 2010 at the Asymbol facility.

This is collaboration number four with Travis for his 2011/12 Lib Tech line. My first back to back graphic for him. This time, the theme is an exploration of nature vs science--all aspects of creation, and man's obsession of extending himself beyond human capability.

For me, the creative process in this piece became the embodiment of the theme itself. I worked for over a month on the initial concept I had, that first came to mind and then I arrived at the place where the painting was my jailer. Knowing better than to stay on that path, I took my favorite step and destroyed hundreds of hours of work and started over on a blank canvas. Within 30 minutes, this explosion of color and energy began to unfold.

TR 2012

Mike Parillo

13" x 17"
Embossed, open edition print

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about the artist

Mike Parillo

b. 1972, Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Hawaii

Mike Parillo is a self-taught, Los Angeles-based artist. He has balanced working as a commercial artist in the action sports industry and has pursued both commercial and fine arts in both Los Angeles, CA and Prague, Czech Republic. He relocated to Jackson, Wyoming in 2008 where he made an unparalleled mark on the world of snowboarding as one of the most creative and enduring board graphic artist. Parillo's collaborations with Travis Rice brought about the genesis of Asymbol Art + Essentials, his hard work and vision giving life to what had been just a dream. His art has been displayed on snowboard bases every year since 1995, adorning many beloved board series like Terje's Balance line, Burton's early Customs,Countless Lib Techs and Travis Rice's 2006/07, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2011/12 and forth coming 2015/15 pro models—to name a few.  

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