Fragments by Paul Miller

Posted March 06, 2013, at 1:14 p.m.

Friday, March 1 to Saturday, March 30, 2013; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Bangor Public Library, 145, Harlow Street, Bangor, ME

Contact: Sue Bricknell; 207 947 8336


Artist’s Statement:

My artwork is a fusing of fragments into a unified whole. Fragments gleaned from the memories of the people I have known, the places I have visited and the literature, art and music I have loved. Each fragment is like a musical note that may sing alone or combine with others to form a symphony.

The fragments come from many times and many places. From summer walks along the coast of Maine to snorkeling in the warm waters off the coast of New Guinea. From snippets of favorite books to bits of poetry that resurface after years of being forgotten. From the music of back or Mozart to the ethereal strains of New Age piano. From the whimsical art of Paul Klee to the enigmatic canvases of Hans Hoffman and Jasper Johns. These fragments come together in new and unexpected ways, rearranging themselves into patterns of light and color. When I begin a composition I may have no clear idea of the impression that shapes it, yet somehow, as the pieces arrange themselves on the canvas they rearticulate the experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today.