MaryAnn L. Miller



The prints shown here are screen monotypes with added chine colle, pochoir, or woodcuts.

My work is about the rudiments of human existence, our biological identities, who we are genetically and culturally. I imagine the soundless language of chromosomes within the body at sub-atomic levels. Genetic material is passed on, it mutates, it creates life and lifestyles. Human needs and nature have been tempered by religion, science, and politics.

Just as chains of genetic code link one generation to the next, so do waves of behavioral cause and effect set into motion at the beginning of time continually intersect. As we witness these universal intersections of rudimentary physical events, we mistake them for miracles. We give them meaning from our own frames of reference. My images spring from what I've seen through the microscope filtered by imagination.