Portfolio > You Are Here: Round 2

The ‘You Are Here’ series has unfolded and continues to unfold into this second round. Miller has surrendered to the on-going nudges from the mannequin’s imagination, and will continue until the well dries up for her muse.

This body of work, “You Are Here”, created by artist, Brittany A. Miller, is a mixture of mixed media pieces, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional, many made with reclaimed and found materials, such as old cabinet doors and scrap wood. Aesthetically, these creations have an illustrative quality mixing with the rawness of the weathered, tarnished wood and other materials offering an alluring effect.

For all of ‘You Are Here’ works, the mannequin has become Miller’s muse neutrally representing anyone and everyone. Each piece encompasses a depth of metaphor and symbolism reflecting matters of the heart and authenticity. Ultimately, they contemplate how anyone and everyone may choose to relate to others, to self, and to one’s faith. The spectrum of personal experience is conveyed variedly from piece to piece. Miller would share that her creations explore the human condition and experience of searching for the ultimate heartfelt authentic state, the struggle to get to that state, and all the choices we may make to reach that state. Some may refer to it as their Christian salvation, or Nirvana, or Enlightenment, but the label means nothing in comparison to actually reaching this state. Further, Miller believes this is the ultimate dance and challenge of life.

The Show Must Go On
Mixed Media on Canvas
19"x 19.75"
2011
An Agreement
Mixed Media on Paper
24" x 36"
2011
Just In Time
Mixed Media on Paper
30" x 22"
2011
A Path To Travel
Mixed Media on Cardboard
24" x 18"
2011
Building Blocks
Mixed Media
15" x 8" roughly
2011
Just In Case
Mixed Media on Wood
14" x5 " roughly
2011
The Climb
Mixed Media on Wood
14" x 8.5" roughly
2011
The Unraveling
Mixed Media on Wood
12" x 5" roughly
2011
Just Let It All Go...
Mixed Media on Canvas
12" x 8"
2011
Bare Bones
Installation
2010
Unraveling
Installation
2010