Quick Time Lapse Installation
Very cool video "Ceres Returns"
Vermont Public Radio
Good Video from Vermont Tourism Dept
Article in Vt. Arts Council 2014
Agency of Administration
Office of the State Curator
Chris Miller is one of my favorite public artists. We were fortunate when he responded to our call create a Granite Labyrinth at the Kent Museum in Calais, VT during the summer and fall of 2012. The installation of the stone labyrinth in the barnyard of that rural museum was without question the piece that resonated most with many of our visitors—and a piece that happily was installed permanently so that public enjoyment and interaction could continue for many years to come.
Chris envisioned and proposed the labyrinth in response to our theme—finding innovative ways to keep costs in check and siting it for maximum aesthetic impact and enjoyment. The design is very much his own, and yet it pays homage to more traditional labyrinths as well, quickly becoming an important part of the landscape of the historic crossroads hamlet of Kents’ Corner.
I work regularly with many artists in many different situations. Chris is one of the most inspired—and yet carefully deliberate and organized that I have encountered. He understood from the outset that to install such a piece in a Design Control District where approval might take some time could prove to be a challenge. But he worked closely and carefully with us to gain that approval, and with a modest amount of volunteer assistance, was able to accomplish this ambitious installation under budget and comfortably within our timeframe. For that, and his frequent generosity to our community, our curatorial team remains very much in his debt. Meanwhile, the Kent Museum Labyrinth is fast becoming a notable symbol of what we hope the museum will offer the public well into the future-- with its unique combination of historic ambience and contemporary art. We look forward to collaborating with Chris on other projects as we continue to bring new life to this important cultural resource.
Vermont State Curator