archive for the ‘Graphics & Fine Art’ category

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

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.

Jul 15

U.C. Berkeley Leads To U.C. Davis… The Concretist Returns To School

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Concept Develoment & Design, Consulting Services, Graphics & Fine Art, Installations, Recycled Materials, Surfaces & Spaces
U.C. Berkeley Leads To U.C. Davis…  The Concretist Returns To School

Kelley and I had previously designed and installed a floor make-over at the food services area (cafeteria, etc…) at The University of California, Berkeley. This job was a challenge, as we endeavored to create a transparent make-over. The re-finished slab was a testament to it’s history, warts and all! There was no hiding of spalls or re-filled trenches…

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.

Apr 11

A Trip To Arizona, Visiting Artist Associate

by Mike Miller
posted in Artist Associates, Graphics & Fine Art, Kindred Spirits
A Trip To Arizona, Visiting Artist Associate

A Trip To Arizona, Visiting Artist Associate, Emily McClintick And Other Concretist Friends

A final wrap up of my week-long trip to Arizona, for The Concrete Décor Show…

Apr 07

Agave Library, Phoenix, AZ – The Inside

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Concept Develoment & Design, Graphics & Fine Art, Kindred Spirits, Sensory Concrete
Agave Library, Phoenix, AZ – The Inside

AGAVE LIBRARY, PHOENIX, AZ by architect, Will Bruder + Partners

THE INSIDE

More AGAVE LIBRARY… There’s a lot of sensory concrete here to love. I’m not sure if Will Bruder was aware of or thoughtful about this as he envisioned it, or whether a lot of this was just a lucky accident, but, either way, it’s really cool!

Mar 18

New Leaf Community Market, Half Moon Bay

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Concept Develoment & Design, Graphics & Fine Art
New Leaf Community Market, Half Moon Bay

And here’s yet another New Leaf Community Market, in lovely Half Moon Bay, California. This was the first one we did for New Leaf. This was a remodel, but of another old beat-up and vacant market. So, it was similar to new construction; however, we only had a three day weekend to complete our scope, approximately 15,000 square feet, from skimming through water-color art through sealing and application of floor finish…

Mar 10

New Leaf Community Market, Pacific Store

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Concept Develoment & Design, Graphics & Fine Art
New Leaf Community Market, Pacific Store

Here’s another New Leaf Community Market, their Pacific store. This was a remodel, installed late at night. The store was open and operated as per usual during normal business hours. These shots feature our simple rendering and design references, and the installation… process and circumstances.

Mar 05

New Leaf Community Market, Westside Store

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Concept Develoment & Design, Graphics & Fine Art, Sensory Concrete
New Leaf Community Market, Westside Store

Our most recent market project, New Leaf Community Market, The Westside Store, in Santa Cruz, CA, opened not too long ago. All is not done, but most is. I was able to take a few pix on opening night. Here you are…