While at art school tutor showed Miller a book on still life painting that included a chapter on the Dutch Vanitas painters. The work of the Vanitas period used strong symbolism in the paintings in an attempt to bring people’s awareness back to human mortality and the transient nature of existence. This provides the foundation and inspiration for Miller’s painting. He chooses simple everyday objects, cups, bowls and toy cars, placing them in uncluttered backgrounds using the background and shadows to convey a tension within the painting.
Image Dimensions: 1110mm W x 840mm H