Summer Evening | Micah Parker
17" x 22.625"
Hot August sunsets with beautiful, intense colors and topped by clouds. Nights like these bring to mind baseball, eating ice cream cones and going to the drive-in. Marriage depends on memories like these. Of course, there are the big days, the ?important? times. But this collection of small, seemingly insignificant moments together -- singing songs at the campfire, watching sunsets at the beach in each other?s arms, long walks in the woods dreaming of your future plans, cuddling in front of the fire on a cold winter?s night -- form the tapestry of your life together. Remember them always. Summer Evening 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
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