As the Artist in residence at Acadia I was particularly taken by the ever changing nature of the tidal zone and water's edge. Familiarity was hard to come by even after visiting the same spots frequently because the views were revealed and hidden with changing tides. It took great patience and well timed visits to catch the same view over successive days. What I saw at low tide disappeared at high tide so my visual markers weren’t always easy to find. I used my imagination to help me gain familiarity with section details by picturing things I knew such as animals or characters and this helped me anchor the details and locations in my memory.
John Miller grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelors degree in Zoology and Art.
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Last updated: March 23, 2020