Spring Blossom | Micah Parker

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Design: Spring Blossom
Artist: Micah Parker
Print: Original Giclée
Edition: Open
Artwork Size: 8" x 10"
My own, more expressionistic take on Georgia O?Keefe-inspired subject matter, the colors of this work are like the blossoms on a pink-flowering dogwood tree we had in Ohio. They started to emerge in early spring -- one of the first trees to flower. This, along with the first robin, always signaled that the new season was just around the corner. The cycles of life, the passing of the years, the rebirth of spring and the withering of autumn. This is how you will measure your time together: one day at a time, one month at a time, one season at a time, one year at a time. Spring Blossom is a part of the Expressions of Nature series, a celebration of the natural world?s incredible splendor as it is enhanced by memories from my childhood. I spend my summers in Maine, where I have the opportunity to work on new art as inspiration hits me. Although I grew up in Ohio, going to Maine -- and experiencing its fresh, salty air, the hardwoods, the soft grass, and the casual lifestyle -- evokes feelings of ?home? and stirs the childhood memories I created there. These emotions and memories, enveloped in the natural beauty of the North, inspired thi
While Micah Parker may be best known, in some circles, for his ketubah works, his full portfolio adds another dimension to a growing reputation ? that of an artist who displays a commanding grasp of numerous and far-flung styles.

His broad repertoire is inspired by the array of artistic styles he appreciates as a viewer: Claude Monet?s sun-dappled impressionism, Vincent van Gogh?s exaggerated reality, Henri Matisse?s vivid modernism, M.C. Escher?s tweaking of perceptions, Theodore Geisel?s whimsicality and Romero Britto?s pop culture-infused cubism.

These preferences manifest themselves in his work. Micah?s penchant for intricate, mathematics-based art is counterbalanced by the challenges (and relinquishing of ?control?) he enjoys during the creation of more expressionistic pieces. Pseudo-realism ? realistic textures and colors, even when the subject matter may not be real ? and fanciful interpretations of the everyday are also present, and his frequent use of Hebrew letters as symbolic, gra... read more

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