Sculpture and Constructions by John Miller

paper sculpted wave
Paper Wave 1, Cut and glued paper with mixed media, 5" W x 8" T, 2017
paper sculpted wave
Paper Wave 2, Cut and glued paper with mixed media, 5" W x 8" T, 2017
paper sculpted wave
Paper Wave 3, Cut and glued paper with mixed media, 5" W x 8" T, 2017
paper sculpted wave
Waves are Like Snowflakes..., Cut and glued paper with mixed media, 22.25" W x 14" T, 2017
Megaceryle alcyon, paper and mixed media
Megaceryle alcyon, paper and mixed media, 14.5"h X 8"w X9"d, 2017
Cock of the Woods, 2015, Paper, glue, mixed media
Pileated Woodpecker, 2017, Screen print, paper, glue
Goose Mobile, 1980 CitiArts Grant
Goose Mobile, 1980 CitiArts Grant
Goose Mobile, 1980 CitiArts Grant
Goose Mobile,1980 CitiArts Grant
Detail of goose and associated abstract painting based on pattern pieces
Consider This, MDO, Paint, Lumber and hardware, 2013
Consider This, MDO, Paint, Lumber and hardware, 2013
Fermentationfest 2013
Consider This, MDO, Paint, Lumber and hardware, 2013
Consider This, MDO, Paint, Lumber and hardware, 2013
Fermentationfest 2013
Consider This, MDO, Paint, Lumber and hardware, 2013
Consider This, MDO, Paint, Lumber and hardware, 2013
Fermentationfest 2013
Consider This, MDO, Paint, Lumber and hardware, 2013
Consider This, MDO, Paint, Lumber and hardware, 2013
Fermentationfest 2013
Sleep, 3-D Window Installation, 1994
Sleep, 3-D Window Installation, Braveheart's Theater, 1994
Waves and Ripples, Relief mounted cut panels, acrylic paint
Waves and Ripples, Relief mounted cut panels, acrylic paint, 17.5" X 24",2006
Ripples, Relief mounted cut panels, acrylic paint
Ripples, Relief mounted cut panels, acrylic paint, 13" X 16", 2006
Diptych with Plywood, Tar, and Split Wood
Diptych with Plywood, Tar, and Split Wood,18" X 24", 2006

I've been interested in three dimensional work since I was a child. I made some of my own toys and the material most available to me was paper. It seems natural to me to explore constructions using planar material and even when my pieces have volume, they are often made with flat stock.

In the slideshow I've included some of my paper birds. This link will bring you to more about them if you are interested. These pieces present an ongoing challenge to me and I keep working to both better understand my materials and forms, but also the structure and function of the bird parts as they relate to the whole in the living beings themselves. Each of these bird sculptures will change over time as my skills and understanding evolve.