Original: Oil on Linen
I first moved to Jackson Hole in the winter of 1996/97. This was a time of great change and transition for me: I was transitioning from riding parks to riding real mountains and changing up my mediums, using oil for the first time in my work. I set up a studio in the house I shared with Bryan Iguchi on Hard Winter Lane, built a massive canvas using linen, and waited for the right idea to come.
Every day I was in awe of the beauty around me, and as cliché as it may seem, the obvious symbol of everything I was experiencing at that time was the Teton mountain range, right in my backyard. Nothing I had ever seen gave me the feeling that I got when I stood in front of it. And so the piece began.
I feel like I spent three months working and reworking this painting until it finally felt right. For me, this represents everything I love about Jackson, its magic and its allure. I still love to see it to this day—this painting and the real thing.
This piece lives in Seattle now with my dear friend Pete Saari, one of the genius founders of Mervin Manufacturing.
24" x 21"
100 limited-edition signed and numbered prints
42" x 36"
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60" x 50"
60 limited-edition signed and numbered prints
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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.