The Ashland is a new 53-story residential building situated in the Brooklyn Cultural District, steps from Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). We were brought on by Gotham Organization and Jean-Gabriel Neukomm, Partner-In-Charge, SPAN Architecture, to curate artwork for the property’s lobby, amenities spaces, and outdoor terrace. In the lobby, a sweeping rope installation by Rachel Mica Weiss greets residents, while a "Murmuration" installation by Christina Watka whisks them inside, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors and residents. A gold-leafed special commission by Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao (CHIAOZZA) sits at a dramatic focal point on the terrace.
Some themes I explore include naturally-dynamic patterns found in swarms, flocks, cells, constellations, and topographical maps. I am drawn to using materials from the earth and multiplying them in a way that makes them matter more as a whole.
I use color to represent nonverbal modes of communication. Movement emerges as something liquid and formal. The moment of drama is suspended and extended into infinity.
I prefer not to use the term “abstract” as a noun because it seems so finite. I like to use it as a verb since my paintings are still in the process of unraveling.
Amelia Midori Miller
Three colorful lumpy plant forms sit amidst a painted wooden puddle-shaped platform.
Photos by Genevieve Garruppo