Music has always been an important connection in my family. Every summer, I joined my grandparents at classical music concerts near their home on Deer Isle, a small island off the coast of Maine. After their passing last year, I began creating artwork with sheet music from their home.” –Emily Miller
This brand-new collection of Ocean Baskets combines my memories of music with my ongoing work in reclaimed fishing gear. These Ocean Baskets include reclaimed rope from Deer Isle’s lobster fishing industry, along with rope from the Oregon coast, stitched on my grandmother’s sewing machine.” EM
Emily Miller often incorporates natural and reclaimed materials into a wide range of work, including watercolor and encaustic painting, mixed media sculpture, functional porcelain ware, and interactive installation art. Her traveling installations include Ghost Net Landscape, a collaborative community installation transforming reclaimed fishing gear into art, and 1000 Moons, an art installation and grief process in handmade paper. She has been a practicing artist for over twenty-five years, and a full-time professional artist since 2016. Her award-winning work is included in public and private collections around the United States.
“I have spent my life on the coast, and all my artwork has its roots in my love of the sea. My work explores natural beauty and cycles of change centered around coastal environments, where our human connection to nature becomes clear. I am based on land near the coast. range in Oregon. My work draws direct inspiration from the Pacific Northwest coast as well as my background in California, Kauai, and Down East Maine.” EM
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway Street
Seaside has inspired artists to create new art themes, sensations, and wonders. Being so near the ocean and art are two allies within the artistic world, bound by mutual thought, and emotion.
Sea Symphony through June 25
The exhibition features the newest original work from regional artists Sandy Viisse, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Emily Miller, Gretha Lindwood, Jo Ann Pari- Mueller, Martha Lee, and Jan Rimmerman.