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Original: Oil on Linen
February 1997

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.

Red Tetons

Mike Parillo

24" x 21"
100 limited-edition signed and numbered prints

42" x 36"
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60" x 50"
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Archival pigment print on 300gsm cotton rag

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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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