Todd Duane Miller
This unique piece is a one of a kind photograph, processed and stitched together digitally. Each Panel of this piece is then printed with a toner printer in black and white, then carefully hand painted with acrylic paint. Each painted print is then transferred to the substrate material using acrylic medium and hand-cut to it's specific shape. The various found substrate materials which include a car hood, refrigerator door, fiber glass panels, plywood, copper license plate, signage, hardwood paneling, etc. have all been collected from various parts of Route 66 from Prescott Valley, AZ to Palm Springs, CA.
Fuck Meme Fists
This Piece is a direct response to the cyber-reality crazed and overly self-indulgent world of internet art that we are bombarded with on a daily basis. Are memes art, is art becoming a meme? This mimics the pre-programmed parts of the graphic world that we have become accustomed to and accept.
Enlargement of Original Black & White Fujifilm 3.25 x 4.25 Instant panchromatic photograph, transferred to 3/8” thick low-iron Starlite glass by means of acrylic transfer method and backed with hand-fractured Float Glass.
Each unique piece is a one of a kind photograph, digitally processed, printed with a toner printer in black and white, then carefully hand painted with acrylic paint. Each painted print is then transferred to the substrate material (often found or repurposed Wood) using acrylic medium and hand-cut to it's specific shape.
Miller features street performers mainly found on Fremont Street in Las Vegas, taking them from the spectacle of The Experience, where they are most often over looked and seen as a plight on society. He forces the viewer to be confronted in a more intimate setting; elevating the street performer to something more beautiful and necessary.
Smoke Break Series
This Series Of Photographic Pieces Was Created Using A Common Social Media Platform, Instagram. Limiting His Photographic Techniques To Those Only Available Through An I-Phone And A Restricted Editing Application, He Explored How This Commonly Accepted Form Of Photographic Expression Can Focus Our View And Perspective On The Social Environment Around Us.
Each Photograph Was Taken From The Same Location On A Non-Associated Portion Of The Las Vegas Strip During His Smoke Breaks. Because Of The Funneling Of The Traffic And The No-Man’s Land Nature Of The The Bridge, Behaviors Shifted And Interactions Were Forced Into A Smaller More Intimate Environment Sometimes Creating Spectacles Or Uncomfortable Social Experiences Among Those Traveling.
Through This Lens We Are Forced To Ask If Social Media And Digital Applications Can Produce Art Or Alter Our Perceptions Of What Is Art.
Each 8”X 8” Piece Uses An Acrylic Transfer Method To Bond The Toner Of The Photograph To The Acrylic Medium And Onto The Plywood Substrate. Once The Process Bonds The Toner And Medium, The Paper Of The Photograph Is Removed And Only The Image Is Left Behind On The Plywood.