archive for the ‘Sensory Concrete’ category

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!

May 28

Morse Museum Winter Park, Florida

by Mike Miller
posted in Artisan-Applied Finishes, Concept Develoment & Design, Consulting Services, Installations, Sensory Concrete
Morse Museum Winter Park, Florida

I was recently in Florida, art directing the placement and finishing of the concrete flatwork, for the latest wing of The Morse Museum… The Daffodil Terrace. The Morse Museum is focused primarily on the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. We were happy to be back, as we had previously produced the concrete floors of the last wing… The Chapel. This gave us a chance to renew old acquaintances and review the performance of our work.

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 27

Agave Library, Phoenix, AZ – The Outside

by Mike Miller
posted in Kindred Spirits, Sensory Concrete
Agave Library, Phoenix, AZ – The Outside

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

THE OUTSIDE

Just returned from the Concrete Décor Show, held in Phoenix, AZ. I gave the Monday afternoon “kick-off address” and Fu Tung Cheng and architect, Will Bruder gave the Monday morning “keynote”. I wasn’t able to attend but had heard about Bruder’s recent AGAVE LIBRARY, from my panel discussion participant, friend and fellow concretist, Steve Crocker. He presented me with a recent copy of Architectural Record with an article on the library and lots of great pics, and said we had to make a field trip! Here are a few of the pictorial results of that visit…

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…