archive for the ‘Recycled Materials, Surfaces & Spaces’ category

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!

Aug 25

Whilst Back In San Francisco… The Clock Strikes Midnight

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Concept Develoment & Design, Consulting Services, Installations, Recycled Materials, Surfaces & Spaces
Whilst Back In San Francisco…  The Clock Strikes Midnight

Whilst Back In San Francisco… The Clock Strikes Midnight And The Ed Hardy Building, The Iconic Pumpkin, Transforms Into The Gray Fog Of Restoration Hardware

Similar situation to U.C. Davis. The Ed Hardy Building is an iconic terra cotta Tuscan-esque castle, in San Francisco’s design district. Ed Hardy, like so many, fell upon difficult times, over the last couple of years and had to close its really large doors.

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.