R. Nelson Parrish

BIOGRAPHY

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 a source material for the creation of objects comprised of resin, pigment resin, racing stripes, wood and fiberglass. The resulting works are hybrid of painting and sculpture. They seek to be a visual translation of the kinetic movement experienced through adrenaline sports and the rapid advancement of high speed technology. Ultimately Parrish seeks to meld these emotions, and seemingly disparate elements, and consider the question of natural verses synthetic.