When I arrived in Philadelphia, I was disappointed by the lack of snow accumulation. However, 2021 was different. After a year of isolation and lack of the usual, a natural abundance rained down. All I could see around me was a world full of free, sculptural material. “Snow dumplings” inspired my snow poems body of work.
The Moons of 2021
January 1st, 2021. I did not feel different. I needed to feel different, so bad. That night, I looked up. This is a new series for a new EVERYTHING! I wanted to honor something that felt familiar and steady, real and always there. Every month, meditating on the Moon energy between the New and the Full, a painting is born. The Moon is Family.
March 13th, 2020 I was sent home from graduate school to finish the final semester in the Zoomverse. I lost my studio and was confined to small space doing small works. A class assignment became a lifeline. Make Imaginary Flowers. Make them until the paper runs out. Then I found some more and made them even smaller; into Florettes. My garden grows.
Copyright © 2021 Dori Miller
Dori Miller is a contemporary artist, oil painter, and papermaker who works across many mediums. Her work explores visualizing the unseen, including the concept of portals. She completed an MFA in 2020 from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Notable solo and group shows include Pen + Brush (NYC), Philly Art Collective, The Plastic Club, 119th Annual Student Exhibition (PAFA), FMC Tower, The Common Room (Philadelphia), Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory in Cleveland, OH, and Rutgers University Art Library. Miller currently works and resides in Philadelphia, PA.