Author and creator, Rykarda Parasol, is known primarily as an American singer-songwriter who has produced four highly acclaimed solo albums. She is often noted for her powerful cinematic lyrics and storytelling as well as her evocative album art. Ms. Parasol has co-authored and authored songs for other musical artists. She has garnered strong reviews in Rolling Stone (DE), BUST Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The LA Weekly, and featured on television programs in Austria, Italy, Hungary, and Poland. Her band has opened for Frank Black, Broken Social Scene, and Jonathan Richman among others.
An Object of Pleasure is an extension of her love of words and imagery and her first book.
Parasol studied literature and fine arts and is a former designer and illustrator. Originally from San Francisco, California, she ahas also lived in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles. She now splits her time between San Francisco and Paris, France. She and her live-band, based in Warsaw, tour frequently throughout central Europe. Parasol herself performs solo-acoustic sets wherever she is in the world. She has been a frequent guest poet and musician at Red Light Lit.
"Objective": Ms. Parasol aims to share her book and its illustrations through poetry readings, select book shops, and boutique galleries where both the book and its illustrations can be presented. She hopes an An Object of Pleasure delights you with its tenderness.