Beginning and End | Micah Parker
||Beginning and End
28" x 17"
With every beginning, there is an end. At the end of the day, there is the beginning of the night. And in those fleeting seconds where neither the day has ended nor the night has yet begun, something beautiful can happen.
I was traveling alone on a three-hour flight down the east coast: I wasn't happy about flying. I wasn't happy about the destination. I wasn't happy about sitting in a middle seat in coach. And I really wasn't happy that the battery on my iPod decided to run out.
With nothing better to do, I looked out the window, and I was treated to an awesome sight. The setting sun had become ribbons of yellow, orange, red and white light ? streaking across the horizon and separating the sky into what looked like two atmospheres, with clouds above and clouds below. I sat there awestruck and watched until the sun was just a glowing orange band separating the ever-darkening clouds.
I knew I had to recreate this scene as a work of art, but the weeks ahead were not going to afford me the time to do so. Whether the image was just so powerful (or I stared at it for so long), it stayed with me, and months later I am