“Marriage” by Marlowe Miller. Stained glass mosaic on glass, 22” by 12”. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
“Day Lilies” by Michael Miller. Acrylic on canvas, 15.5” by 19”. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Stained Glass Mosaics and Paintings
by Marlowe Miller and Michael Miller
August 31 - November 29, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2-5 pm
About Marlowe Miller
“The intuition is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
I am a professor of literature and an artist.
Over 25 years of academic production and teaching, I have regularly turned to working with my hands in contemplative ways; over the last 15 years, I have enjoyed the exquisite pleasure of covering walls, objects, sculptures, and windows with mosaics. During periods of greatest intellectual demand, productivity, or stress I will lie awake at night designing mosaics. I cannot rest properly until I have satisfied these deep longings to create with color and texture. It is as though the demands of my intellectual life require a proportionate amount of time for art-making: there is an essential balance between the cerebral work I do and the more intuitive, associative, creative work I do.
My mosaic windows draw inspiration from the shapes of the natural world. Because I work with stained glass fragments and found objects, I enjoy the whimsical moments that occur when something broken or discarded finds a new form and purpose in my art.
About Michael Miller
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
This quote from Picasso perhaps best describes my relationship with art. I’ve done it as a way to stir the soul and keep life interesting.
I began exploring the creative arts early, like most children, but I just never stopped. Beginning with an oddly deep fascination with finger paintings in kindergarten, nude sarcophagi sculptures in my early grade school years, superheroes and swimsuit models in high school, art history and gallery workshops in college, to my own art studio and gallery shows, I have continued my fascination with art: furniture design, photography, sculpture, pottery and painting. I have shown and sold art from Laguna Beach to Boston.
The art that has inspired my painting the most throughout my life has been that of Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Kline and Motherwell. While there have been many other inspirations, these are the primary artistic influences in my own painting.
My recent work is a playful exploration in acrylic of styles in painting that move me the most deeply.
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