Parker Looks Up
I love when books weave real life works of art into their story, and this one does so exquisitely!
When Parker Curry and her mother visited the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., they encountered many awe-inspiring works of art. But there was one piece that stood out among the others. When Parker looked up to view Amy Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama, her experience was transcendent.
Not only is the portrait stunning in its technique and execution, but beyond that, the viewer is captivated by Michelle Obama’s regal beauty, confidence, and self-assurance. Parker’s experience viewing this portrait is transformative. In it, she sees promise and an inspiring role model for all that is possible.
A beautiful book based on a mother and daughter’s first hand experience. I too hope to take my children here one day and have the opportunity to see this esteemed portrait in person.