Combining surrealist imagery with the aesthetics of German Renaissance woodblock prints, Charles Parriott’s monochromatic glass panels are a compelling take on the medium. These works, which Parriott conceives, composes, and directs, are the result of a collaboration with master engraver Pavlina Cambalova, whom Parriott met on a Hauberg Fellowship at Pilchuck.
“Most of my work has been figurative and about human nature: what we do, why we do it, how we ornament ourselves, our heroes, historical moments, humor, sexuality, exotic and/or lost cultures, and a constant questioning. My work is often and purposefully left open to interpretation. I don’t want to tell the viewer what to think, but rather cause them to think. Science is used to explain, I believe that art is meant to evoke and engage.”