In The Garden by Katie Fee and Daniel Lloyd Miller

In The Garden

New Works by Katie Fee and Daniel Lloyd Miller

We are all in turbulent waters of the same storm, but we’re not in the same boat.  In The Garden is in many ways, an account of one two-person boat: it expresses the contents of our days over the past few months.  Facing city-wide lock down and physical distancing, Daniel and I were fortunately able to invest pent up energy into our community garden.  Attendance, observation, cultivation, and harvest from our garden bed became foundations of each day.  This fruitful daily labor felt somehow metaphoric to our suddenly impaired studio practices: the garden balances wildlife and sublime nature on structural foundations of geometric beds, daily pruning, and control. My work incorporates expressive mark and frenetic movement into the sturdy architecture of functional pots.  Daniel’s paintings balance muscular, loose brush strokes on well mapped, acutely observed representational space.  The work that we’ve produced is the culmination of our quarantine- extended meditation in oil paint as each bed grows, and clay constructed vessels to elevate and propagate our garden’s growth. ~ Katie Fee