Here’s something I’ve been meaning to post for a while now — I am the proud owner of two “photographic virtual silkscreens” by the talented Alexandria artist Steve Miller. I mentioned these prints on the blog when Steve sent them to me, but I never posted photos.
Steve is an old friend of mine, and a fellow graduate of Mary Washington College. (No absurd “UMW” appellations will appear on this blog.) As I’ve mentioned here in the past, some of my favorite memories of college were partying with the gang at Steve’s room in “The Tunnel” between Mason and Randolph Halls. (I was a nervous and hyperactive freshman in the Fall of 1990; Steve and a few other upperclassmen there took me under their collective wing, and taught me to chill out and listen to the Beatles like a respectable Virginian young man.) Steve is the tall guy in the shades in our group photo below.
But Steve was also a great friend because he’s one of the first true artists I had in my peer group. He was a great creative influence, and taught me to dig good music, laid back friends and offbeat, unusual art. I’d like to think it made me a far more well rounded young person. To this day, whenever I hear The Allman Brothers (whose work was gospel to our crowd), I think of The Tunnel.
Steve’s work with virtual silkscreening was my introduction to the medium. It’s cool and trippy; I love the vibe it brings to my place.
Check out Steve’s site here: