I express the light and the dark through the use of a full, bright, color palette. It is essential to me that each piece contains both. In this blend, my work creates a safe place for viewers to access the full spectrum of emotions. In allowing them to rise to the surface, we can reach a greater acceptance of the dark that exists within. My work resides at the intersection of joy and sorrow.  

I create personal, intimate pieces, that tell my story in the form of installations, sculptures, paintings, and collages. These works are text based and the writing is intimately intertwined with the images, being produced in unison. Largely autobiographical, these pieces speak of our universal state of imperfection and how it binds us together. We do not cease to make mistakes and therefore, exist imperfectly and it is this which we share, that my work addresses. 

These works are visceral and I invite viewers to participate in my installations and performances, through such acts as reading my text or by contributing their own text or artwork to my piece, producing a communal experience. The materials and techniques I use are a vestige of my training in fashion and jewelry design-vintage fabric and trims, plastics, patches and found objects. I like to juxtapose patterns, textures, shapes, materials and colors. By mixing together that which does not belong, a peace is established.

Apryl Miller

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