paintings / woodcuts
Woodcuts are a different approach to portraiture than painting. This technique has a characteristic boldness and high-contrast quality. The complex process involves carving a negative version of the picture in wood or linoleum. There are literally no "gray areas" in this technique, only black and white. Yet Miller manages to convey the infinite gradations of human emotion within the confines of this form.
While she deals with contemporary subjects,she is influenced by German expressionists of the late nineteenth century such as Kathe Kollwitz and Edvard Munch. She explores themes of love and caring, whether between humans, humans and animals, or humans and nature.
Miller's works on canvas also investigate these themes. Her paintings range from monochromatic to highly colorful, and from a realistic, tightly-executed style to a more abstract, loosely-executed approach.