Objective: Forward Movement
I depict metaphorical movement with static forms. The memorials, portraits, and fantastical creatures that I create share a narrative of progress, movement, and momentum. This sense of movement is an underlying theme which activates the imagination and brings a sense of life to each work. I create each work as a tribute to those that have paved the way for us. I seek to honor the individuals whose valor and sacrifice are our inheritance and keepsake, those who strive and constantly push us to reinvent ourselves- whether through art or example. I intend my work to pay homage to those that have challenged or enthralled me, and have motivated me to move forward and progress in my own life. These are the distinctions that ground and stabilize my conceptions of both life and art.
Curtis James Miller received his B.F.A. in sculpture from the Savannah Collage of Art and Design, where he studied under such artists as Andrew F. Scot, Dr. George Bower, and Mathew Toole. As an illustrator, C.J. has been commissioned for a wide range of work, including historical architectural drawings, portraiture, and original narratives. He has been involved with numerous public art pieces across the United States and Europe. As a part of the international Iron Artist community, Mr. Miller has worked alongside Scottish sculptor Eton Jolly. C.J.’s education began, and now continues with the United States Marine Corps, where his service includes multiple combat tours.