Tom Miller Exhibit Relates to 9/11 Events
On View in Rothman Institute Gallery
Madison, N.J. – September 7, 2005 – A showing of creative artwork by Tom Miller dealing with the rescuers of 9/11 is currently on exhibit in the Rothman Entrepreneurial Institute Gallery on the College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The exhibit may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, during non-class periods, from now until December 20. The public may call 973-443-8842 for a class schedule. There is no admission charge.
The 9/11 Series consists of more than thirty drawings, paintings, sculptures and ceramic pieces honoring the rescuers of the Towers, Pentagon and Flight 93. His depiction captures the moods of his subjects – their pride, their shock, their horror – whatever their demeanor during that particular time – and also includes the concentration of the natural forces – sun, fire, rain or clouds – during that time.
His memorial art series began with the Holocaust, then moved to the Vietnam War, where he dealt with the operation in which he was wounded. With the onslaught of September 11, he felt compelled to switch his energy to the scenes of those events and the aftermath. This is his focus at the present time.
Miller’s work has emphasized memorials for 20 years, to give the “subject and/or subjects’ relatives a sense of pride on what has been accomplished,” says Miller. His first memorial project, founded in 1984, is the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project, which can be found on the web at www.thehighground.org.
Miller attended colleges in Wisconsin, Idaho, and now in New Jersey. Although retired, he feels “There is too much to do to be ‘retired’. Life is too short and there is too much art to be done.”