Flight by Matt Miller


Downtown Cleveland, Mississippi

Hoping to capture the chaotic fervor with which a violinist plays his/her instrument, Matt Miller used mild steel to bring forth the worn patina aesthetic and stainless steel for “pops” of emphasis and impact in his 15ft creation, Flight. “I knew instantly what I wanted to do and my sketch for the piece was more so a grocery list of supplies,” he explains. “I wanted it to look like it was breaking apart or bowing into pieces because of that energy and command a musician has in playing this instrument. There is physicality in that delivery of music and sound, and there is physicality in my creation of this piece, in my work as a sculptor. I think there a lot of finish details that I would encourage the audience to notice and even think about their creation. Just slow down and let the piece speak to you. Find your connection to the piece.”