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"CDBF - Phase 1"
81 paintings, 2011 - 2013

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Each painting in "Phase 1" presents imagery and unique typography inspired by Miller’s stories. The texts are short - three to seven words. Whimsical and absurdly comic, in the paintings the miniscule narratives are transformed, revealing a darker world. When working on the “CDBF—Phase 1” paintings I felt like I was a character in a Beckett story, fumbling over and over with the simplest of elements – the texts – trying to fix them into an existential equation.

A selection from the first set of "Phase 1" paintings were awarded a fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts by the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2014.

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"Cage Dies Bird Flies"
Oilstick on vinyl, 44" X 32", 2011

 

"Seduced By Meathook"
Charcoal and acrylic on paper, 46" X 35", 2013

 

"Elephant Man Grave Found"
Charcoal and acrylic on paper, 46" X 35", 2013

 

"Exorcism Performed On Beaded Curtain"
Charcoal and acrylic on paper, 46" X 35", 2013

 

"Guru Subaru Swiss Knees Epiphany"
Charcoal and oil sitck on paper, 46" X 35", 2013

 

"Hybrid Soybean Creates Hybrid Farmer"
Charcoal and acrylic on paper, 46" X 35", 2013

 

"No Eating The Floor"
Charcoal and acrylic on paper, 46" X 35", 2013

 

"Bottled Water Discovered On Mars"
Charcoal and oil sitck on paper, 46" X 35", 2013

 

"Podiatrist Cures Claw Foot Tub"
Charcoal and acrylic on paper, 46" X 35", 2013

 

"Treadmills Slow Danbury Runaways"
Charcoal and oil stick on paper, 50" X 38", 2012

 

"All Teams Lose in Playoffs"
Charcoal and oil stick on paper, 50" X 38", 2012

 

"Commuter Kick Restarts Subway Train"
Charcoal and acrylic on paper, 46" X 35", 2013