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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"
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about the artist

Mike Parillo

Oahu, Hawaii

Mike Parillo, co-founder of Asymbol and perpetual creator, is one of the most enduring artists in our community. Self-taught and fluent in a myriad of mediums, Parillo bends, shapes and re-imagines the possibilities of art and it’s place in the world. He works relentlessly at balancing life with art, a mission that has taken him to many locations, mentally, artistically and geographically. Mike resides on the north shore of Oahu, where he shapes surf boards and wakes up happy every day.

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