1/6/11

my friend, corey 1976-2010

This picture was taken in front of a painting at
the Carnegie Mellon museum in Pittsburgh.


man in hat
monotype


south 47
monotype

I'm sorry to have to start my new year's blog on such a low note. I am so sad to say that my good friend, Corey Parker passed away on December 30th, after a year and a half battle with cancer. Corey was a fantastic artist with a great sense of humor. He was a very genuine person, with no pretenses. Corey loved to pull pranks, and always kept a positive attitude, right up until the very end. I will miss him very much.

Check out more of his work here.

27 comments:

Brad said...

the art community lost a true talent. his work is phenomenal! i am very sorry for your loss. not the best way to start out a new year.
best wishes - brad

Will Strong said...

I'm so sorry for the loss. Corey's work is amazing. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

salli s. swindell said...

oh michael. what a wonderful photo of corey. he was wise and talented beyond his years....this is a lovely tribute.

bee said...

So sorry to hear it Michael, I hope you are doing OK. Corey's work is really amazing, thanks for sharing it with us all. Sending some good vibes your way xo

fhiona galloway said...

very very sad news. His work looks amazing.

Abhilash.N said...

So sorry to hear it.We lost a unique and amazing talent. his art is such an inspiration.Thanks for sharing his art. May his soul rest in peace

Diana Evans said...

so sorry to hear about your friend Corey....May you find peace and may your heart feel better knowing he is still with you and smiling down on you.....He was so young....this is very tragic

Roger Simó said...

He was a talented artist,... I'm so sorry Michael.

genie espinosa said...

Sorry to hear that, he vas very talented and brave. I'm Sorry...

Vincent Desjardins said...

Michael, I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Corey. Thanks for sharing the link to his work. His work is beautiful and shows what an extremely talented artist he was. It's a tragic loss.

Tracy said...

So sad to lose someone so young :( I am so sorry for your loss.

michele said...

Sending my most sincere condolences for the loss of your friend. May you take comfort in knowing that the beauty he created with his art will continue to bring joy to those fortunate to have seen it.

Tamara Henderson said...

I'm so sorry to hear about you losing your friend. His work is really wonderful.

Nearchos said...

I'm really sorry to hear about that Michael. May his soul rest in peace.Thanks for sharing.

life without novacaine said...

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Your life was made richer by his gift of friendship and our lives were more inspired by the lovely artwork he left behind. Thank you for the introduction!

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Gabriele Antonini said...

I feel so bad...

Jack Foster said...

I'm sorry for your loss Michael. Thanks for sharing with us.

Eric Barclay said...

Sorry you lost your friend. His work is so beautiful- thank you for sharing it.

Doodlestreet said...

so very sorry, michael...
big, big hug~

Tomás Serrano said...

Great work. Sorry.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OOh I wish I could hug you right now. I know the feeling. This is never the way we want to start the New Year. Corey was a fantastic artist!!! Rest in knowing that you had a chance to share in his life and he in yours. You gave each others the best gift of all love and friendship. This will never ever die. I pray that your heart will be comforted with wonderful thoughts and memories. Cry when you need to and laugh to make it feel better. He left some wonderful gifts with us that you so beautifully and unselfishly have shared.
BIg Hugs from Nessa

Gorillustrator said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Thankyou for sharing the link though; his work, particularly his landscapes are beautiful

donny* said...

So sorry to hear about you friend Michael. His work is truly amazing.

Shirley said...

Michael..I'm speechless. I am so so very sorry to hear of your friend's passing. I discovered his work about two weeks ago and had no idea that this was even a possibility. He was incredibly gifted..I wanted to find out more about his work and time passed. I am SO very sorry for your loss too, though I know his spirit will be with you always. You take good care.

Francisco Martins said...

Michael, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. He was a wonderful artist, his wok is very beautiful, love the landscapes! Big hug to you buddy

justdoodleit said...

Corey's work is lovely and so is your touching tribute my friend. The limitations of mortal world can only be transcended by something as inspiring as art...and Corey's landscapes are suffused with light and inspiration. Thank you for introducing your friend's work, Michael.