I am delighted to have come across the work of Bill Miller. Bill Miller creates images made from recycled linoleum and vinyl flooring cut into pieces and thoughtfully put together into rich, warm, folksy, provocative and emotional works of art.
His subject matter ranges from John and Yoko’s “bed-in” to the Cleveland Zoo, a portrait of Abe Lincoln and bucolic landscapes. One can feel a soul in these images, a personal connection, some how. The worn but colorful mosaic of flooring pieces seem to hold a sort of presence, a “je ne sais quoi”.
There is something more. I cannot help but to be reminded of Paul Cezanne paintings. I’ve put a few together for comparison. See for yourself: