Anna Miller, Inner Light: In a Time of Pandemic

July 2, 2021 – August 13, 2021

Anna Miller, Tropical, Oil on Canvas

Anna Miller’s Inner Light: In a Time of Pandemic is a celebration of the human spirit through abstraction. Filled with bright colors and energized forms, this group of paintings represents an exploration of the artist’s personal development in the midst of struggle.

“In my work, I explore rhythm, movement and composition in order to express feelings. The process is very similar to instrumental music composition, where the sounds of different instruments or groups of instruments, represent different emotions. My process starts intuitively, like a kinetic action painting, and then proceeds to color scheme development and the creation of diverse, multiple details.”
– Anna Miller

Inspired by the natural beauty of St. Johns County, Miller’s series interprets these surroundings through the poetic and metaphorical expression of semi-abstract imagery. Sub-tropical flowers and plants, stormy skies, and the drama and power of the ocean and sun inform the artist’s visual language consisting of geometric shapes, refracted light patterns, and dynamic lines.

The exhibition opening for Inner Light: In a Time of Pandemic will take place on Friday, July 2nd from
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. during St. Augustine’s First Friday Art Walk.

About the Artist

Anna Miller is Assistant Professor of Visual Art at Grambling State University, part of the network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This experience has inspired the artist to channel her search for inner light, peace and love in the midst of social disruption and racial injustice. Acknowledging St. Augustine’s diverse and painful history, Anna Miller hopes that her work can help foster a much-needed period of healing.

About Lightner Local

Created to showcase the extraordinary talents of artists who live in the Northeast and Central Florida regions, Lightner Local is supported by the Benjamin and Jean Troemel Arts Foundation.
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