Art by Hori on show

Monday March 25, 2019 Written by Published in Culture
Hori Miller proudly holding a piece of his art made of wood, resin and steel. 19032201 Hori Miller proudly holding a piece of his art made of wood, resin and steel. 19032201

Artist Hori Miller has put a modern twist on cultural carving for an art exhibition today at the Islander Hotel.

 

“Some people think I use chisels to carve with - I actually use a grinder,” he says.

A signwriter by trade, Miller says a small piece can take up to four hours to complete.

 “I find that it’s the colour and movement of the sculptures that really attract the eye.”

Miller says he is trying to push boundaries with his sculptures from his latest collection.

“It’s unique.  No one is using resin, steel, wood and stone together like this for art. I enjoy trying new ways to create artwork.”

Miller runs Hori Signs in Nikao where he produces signs and banners for businesses around the island.

“I’ve been in the business of sign making for thirty years, but I paint too and I’ve recently been getting into sculpture work.”

He says 12-14 pieces will be in the exhibition which opens at 5.30pm at the Islander Hotel.  His art will be available at discounted pricing tonight and buyers go into a draw for a piece of art.

                - Anneka Brown

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