r. nelson parrish

r. nelson parrish

 

Born, 1979 Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America Reacting to Southern California living, Alaskan R. Nelson Parrish voices his work through color. Drawing from skiing, surfing and auto racing, Parrish uses personal experience as source material. The objects are comprised of: resin, pigmented resin, racing stripes, wood and fiberglass, resulting in a hybrid of painting and sculpture.The work concentrates on the disengagement of the participant from the peripheral, as occurs in adrenaline sports, and forces a focus upon the present moment. In these moments, a heightened sensation of calm is induced, despite the tumultuous and chaotic surroundings. The melding of these emotions, and seemingly disparate elements, create a synergetic experience. The objects are a visual translation of this synergy.Using experience and materials as signifiers, the work is a reflection of our current landscape. This synergy ultimately centers upon the question of natural verses synthetic.