Miller's first novel ON THE BRINK is currently looking for legitmate publishing. The main character attempts to escape a prison sentence by first transporting into the Future and then into the past. Paranormal surgical procedures involving his epidermis are paramount. Are we spoiling the story? Not by a long shot.
A 2nd novel is underway as well as a collection of prose.
Miller produced NYC's FULL MOON AUDIO VISUAL SERIES [2010-11]; a creative conglomerate of international Videographers (often featuring Orin Buck), Movement by Valmont Sprout, and live audio by dozens of musicians.
Miller took classes in Film and Screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago. His inspirations are a mix of The Marx Brothers, David Lynch, and Brother's Quay. REVISION, a full-length screenplay, threatens to be put to film in the distant future.
As a teen, Miller dabbled in Psychedelic Art. Most of it was poorly executed though some are included on a 20-page booklet of a recent Sproton Layer resissue.
Much later, inspired by Kandinsky and Miro while living in Chicago, he had a surge of interest in drawing again. This intense creativity came about perhaps because he had fallen deeply in love. He felt he had found a visual identity by means of crude strokes and signature motifs. Some drawings were xeroxed and then re-designed creating multiple versions. He also made Origami Christmas tree ornaments from this artwork. Although this phase lasted only a few months with no intention of public display, it left an indelible mark on his creative psyche.
Recently Miller has returned to his abstract sketching in spite of still having no formal training. His process has little preconceived structure in mind. It is a "purge of mental activity - more emotionally than intellectually charged; a cathartic experience rather than meditative" using graphite, pencil (wax, colored, watercolor), pen (fine pt., permanent marker, highlighter), crayon, White Out, India ink, Tempra paint and Oil Pastels. Size of Works range from 5" x 7" to 9" x 12" affordably priced via this website or at Live Performances.
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Masks : Papier-mâché & Latex [also sold on Etsy]Paper Mache Mask (happy customer!) $20
Paper Mache Masks (alien/abstract) $15
Eybrow Nose Latex mask $25
Found Jewelry : Ear Rings(under construction)
Contact Ben Miller at email@example.com