Adam Miller, “The Bone Wars”, Oil on Canvas, 2016, 96 x 78 Inches
Adam Miller is a 1979 Oregon-born figurative painter whose realistic work explores the intersection between mythology, ecology, and humanism. “The Bone Wars” is a picture Miller painted in 2016 that recreates the fierce disputes that Marsh and Cope held for the control of deposits and fossils in the late 19th century in the United States.
His work explores the intersection between mythology, ecology, and humanism. Visually inspired by Baroque and Hellenistic narrative painting, he adopts a polytheistic approach to contemporary folklore, questions of progress and the experience of human narrative in the face of a world of expansion and decay. Adam Miller’s work is mannerist in its use of the human form as a vehicle of feeling and thought, beyond the literal representation of a particular person.