Miller concentrates on blown glass with several diverse
bodies of work. The first series pays homage to Claes
Oldenburg, whose larger-than-life pop sculptures of
everyday objects inspired John to investigate the translation
of everyday goblets and glassware to oversize proportion.
His jumbo wine and martini glasses (some holding as
much as 5 gallons) have been exhibited nationally in
galleries and at the SOFA exhibition in Chicago.
second series, the Corset Series,involves blowing vibrantly
colored glass through fabricated copper strictures.
In opposition to other artists investigating metal forms
with glass, who allow the glass to pass through voids
in the metal,
John uses thecopper form to dictate the symmetry and
finished form of the vessel.
The third series, which is untitled, investigates anthropomorphic
forms, both standing and wall-mounted. Nicknamed "monster
tongues" by younger viewers, the wall-mounted pod
forms explore color and translucency while suggesting
chrysali or larvae. The standing works reference ocean
life, suggesting urchins, coral, and other sea creatures.
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