Circle of Love I - Portrait | Micah Parker

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Dimensions: Artwork/Paper | Limited Edition Print Run
ketubah4less: 12.5" x 23.5"/14" x 25" | 850
Standard: 14.5" x 27.5"/16" x 29" | 350

This brightly colored, modern ketubah design, "Circle of Love I - Portrait" by Micah Parker, uses bold colors to convey a powerful image of an even more powerful emotion - love. The English word "love" circles clockwise in orange within the heart shape in the center of the piece. Circling counter-clockwise in red, you?ll find the Hebrew word for love, "ahavah." The red, yellow, and orange colors of the heart are warm which represent the passion found within, while the blue, green, and purple colors outside the heard are cool and grow darker the further they are removed. Directly below the design is the popular wedding phrase from the Song of Songs, "I am my beloved?s and my beloved is mine," while its counterpart in Hebrew, "Ani l'dodi v'dodi li" sits at the top. The ketubah text rests in the lower middle portion of the design.
In just a short period of time, Micah Parker has become recognized as a leading ketubah artist with fresh, stunning designs that are unlike any others on the market. His modern interpretation of this traditional art form is being welcomed by today's generation of brides and grooms around the world. One of his ketubah designs, Renaissance, is featured in the Associated American Jewish Museum's traveling exhibition of ketubot, and his work was chosen by a national search firm to be featured on the front cover of a 5760 Hebrew calendar. His artwork has also been featured in several publications and on television during TLC's A Wedding Story.

Micah is originally from Middletown, Ohio. There, he began his endeavors as an artist at the age of three. He moved with his family to Austin, Texas in the early 1980s, where his high school created a new art program to accommodate his desire to learn and the skill he exhibited with acrylics, colored pencils and pastels. As he completed his art education, he was eager to begin his career as an artist. However, at his parents' request, he entered the family manufacturing business. He worked there for 13 years, working his way up from installer to vice president.

After a long hiatus from the art world, he grew anxious to draw and paint again. He had also developed skills in the use of a new medium while working in his parents' business -- computer graphics. In his spare time, he began creating artwork on the computer. Although Micah was not satisfied with creating art on a part-time basis, he had no plans, at that point, to turn his endeavors into a business, particularly given the difficulties in leaving his family's firm. continue reading
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