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Collaborative organization: U of M Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program

Featured Artist

LAURENCE BOND MILLER

Laurence Bond Miller is a musician, first & foremost, having performed and recorded in a number oforiginal bands since his teens - most notably; SPROTON LAYER, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS, EMPOOL, THE EMPTY SET, M3, and LARYNX ZILLION'S NOVELTY SHOP.

Since 2007, Laurence has been recreating the most inspired of his unfinished art sketches he kept, but on a larger scale. Laurence soon began painting new works as well, and is quick to admit though highly inspired, is in fact an amateur with no formal training. In 2010-11, Laurence filmed a number ofhis paintings “in the process” in time-lapse with an overhead aerial camcorder mount. These short Art Films documented this process, later edited with sound design support by twin brother, Benjamin Miller. Laurence continues to paint today and has been showing and selling his work in various outlets and venues. 

 

"I dabbled with art, decades ago during my drug infused youth. Raw, simple two-dimensional designs and color drawings. An abstract if not surreal, lyrical style based on natural form, often using a plant like free-cursive structure. My style developed initially from the act of hallucinating letter forms as plant life as I wrote poetry, outlining into abstract implications and landscape. Now, long since sober & clean, I continue to re-render evolved interpretations of these original drawings as well as brand new paintings with a fresh perspective. 

NOTE: I don’t believe in signing my artwork, on the front. Can you imagine if a songwriter (which I also am) were to sign a recorded work?   “... Strawberry Fields for ... John Lennon ... ever – "  

SUNKEN GARDEN:

Medium:Watercolor, sharpies, metallic watercolor

Size:18in. x 24in.

Circa: 2010

Price:$485.

OPTILLUSION:

Medium:Watercolor, sharpies, metallic watercolor

Size:18in. x 24in.

Circa: 2010

Price:$325.

WHERE SORROW MEETS JOY:

Medium:Watercolor, sharpies, metallic watercolor

Size:18in. x 24in.

Circa: 2016

Price:$425.

BOTANICAL FIRE BELL:

Medium:Watercolor, sharpies, metallic watercolor

Size:18in. x 24in.

Circa: 2016

Price:$300.

Note: Laurence has committed a portion of the proceeds go back to MM-O-DD for youth programming.