"A View from Within"


“A View From Within”

 Giclee print
Image size: 38" x 28" - Edition: 200 signed and numbered / 12 remarqued artist proofs. 
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center - Benefit for their Cancer Center

I am honored to have been commissioned to create a commemorative painting for the new Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. The commission required that the painting be based on the principles of Feng shui, which is a Chinese philosophical system that aims to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. The term literally translates to "wind-water" in English.

This piece is best explained in terms of balance, which is achieved through design and color. Utilizing the design elements of wind and water, the circular design created by the splash accommodates all shapes within itself and serves as a metaphor for unity and wholeness.

The simple color palette of Parrish blue and yellow speaks to the viewer on a visceral level. Blue is calming, yet it can be strong and steadfast or light and friendly. The cool color blue is universal, brings peace, conveys importance and confidence, and is associated with intelligence, stability, and unity.

Yellow is sunshine. It is a warm color that denotes happiness and joy. Yellow has a high vibration and is visually an excellent complement to blue. It also denotes wealth, health, and energy. In the painting, a component of the yellow spectrum blends with the setting sun, creating variations of red in the scene. Red grabs one's attention and evokes confidence.

The painting ultimately provides a view from within everyone who gazes upon it. Each time the viewer returns to it, like meditation or prayer, different feelings are invoked, and inner peace is encouraged. I hope all who gaze upon "A View from Within" come away with an inner calm and hope for their future and those they love, both human and animal alike.