Wendy Miller is a Sydney based multidisciplinary artist working across video, installation, objects and mixed media. She uses various materials to investigate themes of ruin and disorder and contemporary postcolonial Tasmania.
Miller’s works are a symbol of entropy, the gradual breakdown of order in any system.
“I capture the moments of gradual decay and the tipping point where there is no turning back. I am interested in exploring how memory is triggered by disintegration, loss and endings that are revealed in poetic imagery. Vanitas, the brevity of life, and memento mori paintings of the Dutch Golden Age inspire my work.”
Miller’s interest in contemporary postcolonial Tasmania stems from the purported “romantic” Tasmanian history she studied at secondary school in Hobart and the subsequent discovery of the truth. Her current work investigates the issues of white wash and cover-up by changing the state of European tapestry fabric through various embroidery techniques.