Broadway - Patina | Micah Parker

The decaDimensions:
Budget: 16" x 16"
Standard: 20" x 20"
Canvas: 20" x 20"

de between The Great War and The Great Depression was known as the The Roaring 20s, and not even Prohibition could slow down what seemed like a non-stop party. During this period of time a new style of architecture and decorative design began to assert itself as the artistic extension of a new modern age. Art Deco was bold and sleek representing the strength of an emerging world power and its industrial might. It was the look of an imagined future as portrayed in the silent motion picture, "Metropolis," and what could have been considered the epitome of architecture of the day, The Chrysler Building. This series is dedicated to what may be considered the first modern design movement as we view it today.

Broadway - Patina Art Deco Ketubah in shades of copper patina and green is dedicated to the epicenter of New York's entertainment district.
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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