"Hedge Gallery is pleased to present the American debut of Sam Orlando Miller with a solo exhibition of new works in glass and silver.
“What preoccupies me the most with my work is the constant shifting between the imagined world and the real one,” says Miller, “making this series of sculptures is an attempt to reconcile these seemingly incompatible worlds. Cutting out pieces of sky to hang on the wall, I thought, how could I do that?” Born in London in 1966 Miller grew up in the family silver trade.
Surrounded by English craftsmen he learned not only how to work with precious materials, but a skillful approach to making beautiful objects. In 1987 he graduated with a degree in fine art. He ran a successful London design business creating objects and interiors. In 2002, compelled by a desire to spend time in a rural landscape, he set up a studio in a remote part of Italy where he makes his work alone."
read a (non)conversation with
Sam Orlando Miller on YHBHS here.
"But the main thing in my mind really was to create something the opposite of the drawing, the reverse, that did not absorb light and that gave energy and balance to the room. I wasn’t for a moment thinking about making something you could look at yourself in. "
- Sam Orlando Miller