Former Juxtapoz cover artist and continually pushing the boundaries of language and abstraction, José Parlá spent the summer working on a site-specific mural in Raleigh in conjunction with SNØHETTA and North Carolina State University at the James B. Hunt Library. Parlá's work was placed in a setting known for hard sciences, engineering, and robotics, and blended together quite harmoniously.
From the artist's statement... "Nature of Language is a written painting for and about the nature of language, an abstract landscape of words, phrases, names, and poetic thoughts inspired drifting through Raleigh while on walks and visiting unexpected places through a playful survey that eyed various historical resources on a psycho-geographical exploration of the city on two occasions. The painting is a reflection of my awareness while visiting; a diary, and of these experiential observations that form the syntax of its visual vocabulary."