Remember the two-year-old girl looking with a sense of awe at Michelle Obama‘s portrait? Ex-FLOTUS meets her little cute fan! It’s like a fairy tale come true…
Remember the two-year-old girl Parker Curry looking with a sense of awe at former First Lady Michelle Obama‘s portrait by Amy Sherald?
This young lady was photographed at the National Portrait Gallery in the Smithsonian and she embodies every message Mrs. Obama told about in her speech the day her portrait was revealed.
This week, Michelle Obama meet and had a “Shake It Off” dance moment with 2-year-old Parker Curry, the young girl who went viral on social media!
“Parker, I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)”, tweeted our forever FLOTUS, telling her little cute fan : “Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I’ll proudly look up at a portrait of you!”
Parker, I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I'll proudly look up at a portrait of you! pic.twitter.com/faUVTsYWun
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2018
“This photo of Parker Curry could be the cover of a children’s book – “The Day I Saw A Queen”, tweeted actress Marsha Warfield.
This photo of Parker Curry could be the cover of a children's book.
"The Day I Saw A Queen"
"I looked up and… https://t.co/qbsD3lcTaU
— Marsha Warfield (@MarshaWarfield) March 3, 2018
Artist Amy Sherald, who painted Michelle Obama’s portarit, was also highly impressed by girl’s reaction to the painting she has made. She told that a lot of her fans were congratulating her with creating such a powerful masterpiece.
Mrs. Obama’s portrait was created by Amy Sherald. The Baltimore artist is known for using her work as social justice commentary. She often paints Black people in gray tones, concerning herself more with tone and shape than realism.
The portrait of Mrs. Obama fits right in to Sherald’s portfolio. In the portrait, a gray-hued Michelle Obama is sitting down wearing a floor length white gown that has pops of color in geometric shapes. Her hair, flowing in soft loose waves, is parted down the middle. Her right hand rests under her chin as if she is regarding the viewers of her portrait in a confident gaze.
Upon viewing the portrait for the first time at the unveiling, Mrs. Obama noted the impact such a painting would have on girls, particularly girls of color.
“They will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the walls of this great American institution … And I know the kind of impact that will have on their lives because I was one of those girls,” she said.