Sentiment is a series of collages from an ongoing body of work by Elaine Catherine Miller that act as personal reflections while she is influenced by popular culture, media, and consumerism. Using both analog and digital collage techniques combined with photography, Miller seamlessly interweaves found objects, magazine cutouts, and handwritten letters to interrelate motifs of life and death with franchise logos, beloved characters from childhood, and contemporary consumer products. Through layering and distortion, her images reflect a psychedelic emotional landscape that responds to being an American woman who has grown up on the Internet.
Elaine Catherine Miller (b. 1990, Franklin, Tennessee) is a multidisciplinary artist and designer currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois. Elaine received her BFA in Photography from Memphis College of Art in 2012 and MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2015. Through the use of collage, photography, video, and installation, Elaine′s broad artistic practice explores and addresses themes of artifice and mediation with interest in how nature and digital technology contrast and contribute to a contemporary consumerist culture. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, held within public and private collections, and shown nationally and internationally, as well as online.
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