Sunset at Sea | Micah Parker
||Sunset at Sea
22" x 17"
These vibrant blue, purple, orange and pink hues remind me of being on a boat and watching the sun go down in the moments preceding the annual July 4th fireworks. The calm and tranquility of the water lapping on the boat, contrasted with the explosions of sounds and light above. It is this lesson in contrasts that marriage will bring. Celebrate the times of raucous laughter, and take equal delight in the moments of peace and inner thoughtfulness between you.Sunset at Sea 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 this series. I normally spend a lot of time on detail, but this sense that ?home is where you (and your loved ones) ma
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