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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…

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 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 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 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…