Surf/Skate: Art and Board Life
Making and breaking waves on artist Steve Miller’s surf- and skateboards, Amazonian creatures from iguanas to piranhas make their way back into their lost habitats in style. Always at the vanguard of scientific and artistic innovation, Miller has integrated biomedical imaging technology—from MRIs to CT scans—to capture the natural and material world as extraordinary photographic images.
As global environmental degradation continues to threaten the rainforests, Miller metaphorically restores the dwindling flora and fauna of the Amazon through dynamic surfaces and vehicles. Surf/Skate, a companion piece to Miller’s publishing debut Radiographic, documents this expansion of his original concept, taking readers on a ride to the intersection of fine art and material culture.
About the Author/Contributor:
Steve Miller is a multimedia artist who investigates the ways in which art, design, and scientific technology intersect in contemporary culture. Educated at Middlebury College and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Miller’s work, which spans the disciplines of painting, photography, and sculpture, played a critical role in pioneering the Sci-Art movement. With over 50 solo exhibitions at major institutions across the globe—including the National Academy of Sciences, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Hong Kong Arts Center—his work has been reviewed in Le Monde, ARTnews, The New York Times, Artforum, and Art in America, among others. In addition to serving as an editorial advisor and contributor to the photography journal, Musée, Miller is the author of Radiographic (Glitterati). A native of Buffalo, NY, he divides his time between homes in New York City and the Hamptons.
Considered one of America’s greatest living novelists, Michael Tolkin is an award-winning writer, director, and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. His novels include The Player, The Return of the Player, Among the Dead, and Under Radar. For the film adaptation of The Player, Tolkin won the Writers Guild Award, the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the PEN Center USA West Literary Award, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Crime Screenplay. His most recent novel, NK3, was published in 2017 (Atlantic Monthly Press).
192 pages, 9 x 11", Jacketed hardcover
140 four-color and black & white images