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Rest in Peace,
Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 04/06/2008 - 22:06.
At first we thought he was a little wacky. Later we knew he was totally whack. My brother Stephen Kirby Miller passed away alone in his home somtime in late October 2007. Above and below are some of his artworks I just happened to be perusing this evening.
These pastel drawings followed many years of making photographs - printing them first in silver and platinum, but more often as gum bichromate prints. What we learned is that he began to lose his vision. He had a disease called keratoconus. The cornea's collagen is depleted and the cornea begins to sag causing blurred vision. The spray paintings and the oil pastels were more "how he saw" in later years.
My older brother, Stephen Kirby Miller, died alone in his home in Tallahassee, Florida in late October 2007.
On the first weekend in July 2008, we will oblige his request for disposal of his remains - putting his cremains into the Apalachicola River so they can flow to the sea... You all will be, of course, invited to join us at the River... "remember me" he has said with his beautiful work - oh the volume of it all!!!
I will post more in the coming weeks and months...
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