Kristin Miller is an artist who resides in Sag Harbor, NY. After receiving a BFA from James Madison University she returned to Long Island and has since been active in the East End Arts community.
I think of my artwork as a summary of my surroundings. Every second, every hour, every day we are bombarded with information. Creating art allows me to stop and meditate on this overload I can then release and reinterpret this data with my brush.
My interpretations stress minimal form and contain many thin layers of color. The pallet of each work is a result of the moment, where I was geographically, even emotionally. Most of the form and line are derived from the landscape and the human body. My reinterpretations of natural forms are inspired by the study of the golden ratio and influenced by the creations of various artists.
The golden ratio explores our radical and beautiful world. Reading about this ratio, about divine proportions, has given me insight into the difficult-to-comprehend structure of nature. And has attempted to answer why we as humans are so visually attracted to specific objects. I remind myself of this structure as I analyze my surroundings to create.
Beyond this structure I have found Richard Diebenkorn's paintings to be particularly inspiring. I feel a sense of ease when observing works from his Ocean Park series. His strong sense of color and powerful use of line are admirable, and I hope to emulate them.
All of these ingredients, from the inspiring works of Richard Diebenkorn to the mathematical analysis of the divine proportion, mix in my mind to generate what is produced on my canvas. My paintings are a blend of observation, education, and emotion.