Chris Parks aka “Palehorse”
St. Pete, FL
Fairgrounds St. Pete Project
Temple of Cosmic Balance, Installation
For Fairgrounds St. Pete, Chris has created a multi-sensory installation of contemporary and sacred art, offering a glimpse into the infinite consciousness and energy hidden within us all. Representations of the God Shiva and Goddess Shakti permeate the room in forms of illuminated stained glass, altars, infinity mirrors, light projections, paintings, healing sounds and wall murals. The combination of these ancient, esoteric symbols illustrates the cosmic balance between the dual forces that are eternally powering our dynamic universe. Designed as sacred space, this installation provides an oasis for the mind and encourages sensitive guests to experience moments of peace and calmness that transcend the busy world of language and thoughts.
With over 18 years of experience as a professional artist, the catalogue of work created by Palehorse now serves as a breadcrumb trail highlighting his intense curiosity and relentless quest for deeper meaning and self-discovery. Driven by a devoted spiritual practice along with an ever-expanding love for sacred art, mystical scriptures, ancient cultures, plant medicines, world mythology and travel, his aesthetic becomes richer and more refined as he continually dives deeper and deeper into these esoteric gateways. His aesthetic is a respectful homage that blends the traditional ornamental design of the temples of Thailand with the Thangka paintings of Tibetan Buddhism. These traditions are then filtered through the lens of an American yogi / psychonaut / illustrator who was born in the 70’s and grew up skateboarding, surfing, getting tattooed and playing guitar in metal bands. Bridging the gap between East and West, the murals, posters, apparel designs and sacred artwork of Palehorse are created to captivate the imagination and point a finger towards the ineffable spirit of infinite bliss and oneness that lies behind the fringe of the mind.