This is a website where you can get acquainted
with the works of Clay Artist Miles
From The Essential Rumi
In Y/our light I learn how to love.
In Y/our beauty, how to make pots.
Y/you dance inside my chest,
Where no one sees Y/you,
But sometimes I do,
And that sight becomes this art.
Made with MAGIX
The picture to the right is of a 14” X 18”
sumi brush painting that was enlarged to
6’ x5’ feet. The print is waterproof ink on
woven plastic, grommeted for outdoor banner
Pottery Art from The 2011 Dixon Tour, NM
Sumi Brush Paintings
Sumi Brush Painting has been
a life long interest. It has been a
decorator arts tool from time immortal.
I use the animation in the brush hairs
to stimulate emotion in the ideas/ ideals
equivocating between the “Flywhite” and the
“Bong” elements (White and Black) of
There is a story in white and a
story in black. These two intelligences
are in the mind of the viewer due to
the fractal qualities of the images. The
viewer narrates the view in a most uniquely
The more I enter my story into the
painting the more easily you recognize
We are a story people. Part and parcel in
ideogram as story is the fact that visual arts are
erroneously experienced as property of the eyes;
the poet assures us that ‘man sees what he wants
to see and disregards the rest’. In the art of sumi
the mark stands symbol to the mind’s experience
rather than the artist’s story.
Even knowing that in the end our
judgments are almost never proven out, it is
most difficult to not judge. It is the nature of the
ego-mind to stop an experience with a judgment.
What I like about working with sumi is
the endless dodge to identity it affords to minded
judgment. The ego-mind strives to satisfy
equivocation by projection of its memory.
I move my brush around and through a piece
trying to prevent such a settled resolution in
the form. In my success my mind is silenced
into feeling. When identity breaks down,
feeling takes over and judgment rests in peace.