In the Beginning

This is the creative space for artist/web designer/photographer John Parulis

Most of the art and photography here is inspired by scenery found in and around Marin County, California, the Oregon Coast and the western states. The artist has spent considerable time in  open spaces, deserts, mountains and the wilderness. These places are settings for revelation.

“That the perceivable magnificence of everything is self evident, is enough to cause wonder to expand exponentially giving rise to the feeling that there is much more than can be comprehended.”

Art is a lot of things to many people. For some, it’s an invitation to an alternative way of regarding everything, maybe even an alternative way of thinking. For a few, art is a transformative experience. I like to think of my process as engaging those notions. As I enter into the act of creation, I bring an awareness of who I am and where I’ve traveled on the most important voyages, the ones inside. Creating art is a discovery process for me. Though I have a plan, I’m never quite sure what the outcome will be, because the process is evolutionary. Underlying all of this is a simple love for life and the “Truth” in all things great and small.

William Blake said that, “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is – infinite”. The artist is the keeper of the key.