Miller's first novel ON THE BRINK was self-published in 2012 via Lulu dot com. The main character, Hoss Ryder, attempts to escape a prison sentence by transporting into the Future. This is accomplished through paranormal surgery by duplicating his entire epidermis. After the unfortunate decomposition and eventual return to the Present, Hoss agrees to another surgical procedure in taking off all seven layers of skin so that he can escape into the Past. When the inevitable healing process occurs, Mr. Ryder once again finds himself in his unwanted Present-state Reality.
Are we spoiling the story? Not by a long shot.
A second novel and a collection of prose is underway.
Miller produced NYC's FULL MOON AUDIO VISUAL SERIES [2010-11]; a creative conglomerate of international Videographers often featuring Orin Buck. Dozens of Class-A Musicians collaborated in Live audio-visual experiential blending with Movement by Valmont Sprout.
The Full Moon Audio Visual Series plans to reactive in Spring 2015 at The Yellow Barn in Ann Arbor MI.
Miller took classes in Film, Video and Screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago. Revision, Miller's neo-film noir screenplay, is ever in the process of - you guessed it - revision. Inspirations come from a mix of The Marx Brothers, David Lynch, and Brother's Quay.
Miller dabbled in Psychedelic Art as a teenager. Some pieces are included in the 20-page booklet of Sproton Layer's 2012 resissue. Inspired by Kandinsky and Miro while living in Chicago, Miller found a visual identity by means of crude strokes and signature motifs. Drawings were xeroxed and then re-designed creating multiple versions. Others were made into Origami Christmas tree ornaments. Although this creative phase lasted only a few months with no intention of public display, it left an indelible mark on his psyche. A few years ago, he returned again to abstract sketching. His process is a purge of mental activity more emotionally than intellectually charged - a cathartic experience rather than meditative. He uses graphite, pencil (wax, colored, watercolor), various pens, crayon, White Out, India ink, Tempra paint and Oil Pastels.
Miller's admittedly untrained artwork had its first showing as part of a member exhibit at 119 Gallery in Lowell, MA August 2014.
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Paper Mache Mask (happy customer!) $25
Paper Mache Masks (alien/abstract) $20
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Found Jewelry : Ear Rings(under construction)
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