Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Long Strange Triptych






A Vivid Dream.

White Chalk Lessons on Black.

Music.

A Garden. Lovers.

A Picket Fence.

An Ocean.

Houses with Rooms.

Ghosts.

A Bulkhead. A Bed. A Piano.

Keys.

A Grave.

Babies.

Babies.

Babies.

Tangled Trees.

A Clawfoot Tub.

A Mother. A Father.

A Grandmother.

A Growing Girl.

Cats. Kittens. Curtains.

A Foghorn.

Fur.

Sex.

A Veil.

Seagulls. Jellyfish. Crabs.

Winter Squash. Zinnias.

Breasts.

Milk.

Fire.


And Beach Roses.


Back to the studio today to work it further....

9 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! Your magnum opus?? It is incredible.

William R. Moore said...

Martha,
I don't use the word "Love" lightly, I try to reserve it for family and close friends. I feel the word is somewhat diminished by being overly used for any and everything. That having been said, I do "Love" your work. Your work is not an attempt literally copy nature. You use nature to express much more than the object.Through the metamorphic creation from raw art materials, you create the intangibles of something truly felt. Your work does not result in the representation of a thing seen but something truly felt. You create intriguing work that uniquely takes on a life of its own.

Susan Beauchemin said...

Warmth
Sun
sand
wind
moon
cold
stars
fire

martha miller said...

Thankyou, Elizabeth! Still working at it!

martha miller said...

William,

THANKYOU! THANKYOU! Yes, I have been hoping that all these images merged would create a sort of visual poem, you know? I've been alone with this work for three months now, and have had some great doubts that it could speak to anyone else but me. Your thoughtful review is extremely encouraging, and I very much appreciate it!!

martha miller said...

Sue

You do know! I dreamt the other night about the beach house...

*Sigh*

i'm a superhero i can like fly and shit said...

It's pretty cool.
Are you going to destroy it when it's finished?

martha miller said...

ha ha! i've thought about it!

Preets said...

Martha, this triptych is amazing! I wish I could see the real thing.