Autumn by the Lake | Micah Parker
||Autumn by the Lake
17" x 20"
The rugged and wildly beautiful landscape and scenery of Maine -- and hiking on a crisp autumn day, amid the colors of the leaves on the hardwoods, maples and sycamores -- served as the inspiration for this work. It was also the time of the Jewish New Year, inspiring thoughts of how brilliantly the earth renews itself and how we must do so in our relationships as well. Your ketubah serves as a reminder to reflect on your marriage and to renew it, year after year, to challenge yourselves and grow as a couple and to let your marriage change and mature with you as individuals. This constant renewal will keep your relationship alive and fresh. Autumn by the Lake 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 emoti
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