The Nalley style was born in 2019 after a commission project initiated by Lisa and Jeff Nalley of Austin, Texas. The Nalleys were looking for a three-dimensional wall piece that would complement their original Palmer paintings on the opposite side of their piano room. Jeff sent John an image of a sculpture from an art book that embodied the aesthetic they wanted. Palmer got creative. He infused ultra-thick silk with his artwork imagery by using the industrial machine in his art studio that produces his ladies’ scarves. He then took the large silk pieces outdoors and performed multiple resin pours on them – each time molding them into a fanned-out, accordion shape. Palmer created five distinct pieces that were mounted together – appearing like puzzle pieces that fit exactly into one another. The Nalley style is most often created for commission projects.