Sculpture - Outdoor
1201 Malvern Avenue, Fullerton, CA, 92833
Daniel Miller (1947-1993) was born in Maywood, California and earned recognition as a sculptor by his large scale pieces which he classified as “abstract curvilinear.” The artist stated, “I developed my designs simply for the beauty and enjoyment of the forms alone.” Miller’s interest with metal smithing was initiated as a child in his grandfather’s radiator repair shop. Following this introduction, Miller’s interest in the broad spectrum of metal work evolved into a special fascination with aluminum and stainless steel.
Artweek Magazine stated that Miller lends an organic and fanciful twist to an otherwise fundamentally constructivist approach to form. Several of his brushed stainless steel pieces, with their many “scribbles” and “scratches,” give the surface a feeling of depth. As the surface catched the light, these marks become like tubes of writhing color encased within the metal.” (“Artweek,” January 22, 1983)
His sculptures can be seen at the university center at Cal State Fullerton and the Commercial Bank of Korea in Los Angeles.