archive for the ‘The Concretists’ category

Mar 18

A New Hall-of-Famer… YIP-EEE!!!

by Mike Miller
posted in The Concretists
A New Hall-of-Famer…  YIP-EEE!!!

I generally try to at least look like I’m not blowing-my-own-horn, but… There are times where if I don’t, who else will?  Last night, in Nashville, I was honored to be inducted into Concrete Decor’s “Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame”.  The one who actually deserved this was my long-suffering wife, Saint Jeannine…  HA!  But, this was not to be…

Feb 14

Cool Sgraffino Floor At Ecco Mi…

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Artist Associates, Graphics & Fine Art, Installations, Kindred Spirits, The Concretists
Cool Sgraffino Floor At Ecco Mi…

A new “hard-surfaces” design showroom, in Petaluma
Representing the concretist and operated by Monica Binsfeld

Jan 25

VEGAS/BRASS/GLASS… THE FINAL SAGA

by Mike Miller
posted in Artist Associates, Concept Develoment & Design, Consulting Services, Installations, Kindred Spirits, The Concretists
VEGAS/BRASS/GLASS… THE FINAL SAGA

Once again, I drive, Kelley flies. My trucks’s full of materials and equipment, her mind’s full of dangerous (but interesting) ideas. These pics are primarily hers. A quick re-cap, starting with the pour…

Dec 31

A Wintery Trip To Vegas (Part 2)

by Mike Miller
posted in Artist Associates, Concept Develoment & Design, Consulting Services, Installations, Kindred Spirits, The Concretists
A Wintery Trip To Vegas (Part 2)

Part 2, the 2010 culmination of… A Wintery Trip To Vegas, Where Sensory Concrete Can Be Of Brass, Where Sensory Concrete Can Be Of Glass. Look for more, “Vegas/Brass/Glass… The Final Saga”, maybe, in 2011, if I haven’t been distracted by some other shiny thing (hehe).

Kell’s flight delivered her safely into my hands. Back to Ed and Betty’s place. Time to sleep, and to rest up for mud at 9:00 AM, tomorrow morning. What, no six o’ clock concrete? Now, this is the kind of pour I like!

Dec 25

A Wintery Trip To Vegas (Part 1)

by Mike Miller
posted in Artist Associates, Concept Develoment & Design, Consulting Services, Installations, Kindred Spirits, Sensory Concrete, The Concretists
A Wintery Trip To Vegas (Part 1)

Part 1 of… A Wintery Trip To Vegas, Where Sensory Concrete Can Be Of Brass, Where Sensory Concrete Can Be Of Glass. Look for Part 2, maybe, around New Year’s Eve.

It’s Christmas Eve morning, as I’m writing this, and, I’ve recently made a couple of trips to Las Vegas. One long ass road-trip, on my own (drinking a lot of coffee to stay awake), and, one via Southwest Air, with Kelley and pretty stewardesses (drinking a screw-driver to wind down). Trips were to coordinate and then place sensory concrete, where the featured components were waves of patinated brass and crushed amber glass.

Nov 08

Places We’ve Been

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Concept Develoment & Design, Consulting Services, Graphics & Fine Art, Installations, Kindred Spirits, Sensory Concrete
Places We’ve Been

Places We’ve Been
People Who Love Concrete
And Working With What You Find There

Most places that I’ve traveled to, the concrete has taken me there. And when I’ve returned, sometimes, it’s been because of the concrete. And, sometimes, it’s been ‘cause of the people. And, sometimes, it’s been because of the concrete and the people.

Oct 11

Another Update On The Po’ Mike El Rancho/Retreat

by Mike Miller
posted in Artist Associates, Installations, Kindred Spirits, Recycled Materials, Surfaces & Spaces, Sensory Concrete, The Concretists, The Po' Mike El Rancho/Retreat, The Visual Concrete Group
Another Update On The Po’ Mike El Rancho/Retreat

Another Update On The Po’ Mike El Rancho/Retreat, And, An Example Of Why I Am Rich Mike, As Daughter, Kirsten Gets Married, Amongst Cons And Ex-Cons (Concretists And Ex-Concretists, That Is, Hehe…)

BTW, this is the most self-indulgent of all my blogs… A bit like a Jerry Garcia solo! So, if you’re gonna go there wit’ me, ya better light one up!

Sep 07

Update On The Po’ Mike El Rancho/Retreat

by Mike Miller
posted in Concept Develoment & Design, Kindred Spirits, Sensory Concrete, The Po' Mike El Rancho/Retreat, The Visual Concrete Group
Update On The Po’ Mike El Rancho/Retreat

Update On The Po’ Mike El Rancho/Retreat, Somewhere In The Shoshone Range, North Central Nevada (BTW, Am Considering Changing The Name To “Simpler Times – Trader Joe’s House Brand Of El Cheap-O Beer, As It Was Pointed Out That Po’ Mike Has Negative Connotations, And, I Am, In Fact, Rich Mike)

Jun 11

Completion Of The Daffodil Terrace And Start Of A Big Road-Trip

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Artist Associates, Concept Develoment & Design, Consulting Services, Installations, Sensory Concrete
Completion Of The Daffodil Terrace And Start Of A Big Road-Trip

Here, Lyndsey Morel and I return to apply colors and initial finishes to the Daffodil Terrace. Re-construction of the original Tiffany super-structures continues over our slab. I return a bit later and daughter, Karley Miller, and I repair minor construction-related trauma and apply final finishes. Karley is through with her field biologist gig, with The Nature Conservancy, at Tiger Creek, near Lake Wales Ridge, Florida, so, she and I make our way back to California. Our only agenda was a stop in Dallas, to inspect a potential penthouse remodel project, and, another in Boulder, for a quick meeting with Whole Foods, AND, to stay on back-roads and off the interstates!

Apr 19

Site Installations With Scattered Bits O’ Glass…

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Artist Associates, Concept Develoment & Design, Consulting Services, Graphics & Fine Art, Installations, Recycled Materials, Surfaces & Spaces, The Concretists
Site Installations With Scattered Bits O’ Glass…

The trip to Arizona, and spending time with Emily’s recent art, reminded me of site installations we’ve done together… Site installations which incorporated bits of colorful scattered broken glass, in a matrix of either Colormaker skims (overlays) and/or Sur-Tec epoxy.