Palehorse is Christopher Parks ~ St. Petersburg, FL. USA
With over 18 years of experience as a professional illustrator, the catalogue of work created by Palehorse now serves as a breadcrumb trail, highlighting his intense curiosity and a relentless quest for deeper meaning and self-discovery. Years of seeking and following delightful and mysterious curiosities, eventually lead to a devoted spiritual practice, arising from an ever-expanding love for sacred art, mystical scriptures, ancient cultures, plant medicine ceremonies, world mythology and travel. The artwork of Palehorse aims to become more refined and meaningful as he increasingly becomes more spiritually adventurous through the years. His aesthetic harnesses the ancient power of traditional Thai ornamental design, blended with Indian motifs and symbols derived from the Thangka paintings of Tibetan Buddhism. These inspirations are then filtered through the lens of an American yogi (follower of Paramhansa Yogananda) / 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 remind the viewer to connect with the ineffable spirit of infinite Bliss and Oneness that lies just behind the fringe of the thinking mind.