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Wavehill Dogwood

  • Wavehill Dogwood by Andrew Millner
  • Andrew Millner
    Wavehill Dogwood, 2009
    Lightjet print mounted to Plexiglass
    Edition of 15
    46 x 72 inches
    Gift of Geri Gerson

    Andrew Millner American, (1967 - ) is a visual artist based in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a BFA in Painting and Sculpture in 1989. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, St. Louis Art Museum, Cleveland Clinic, Bank of America, Fidelity Investments and Microsoft Corporation among others and has been represented in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the country.

    In celebrating the "2009 Year of the Trees," artists were invited to create drawings and paintings based on trees in the collection of Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Millner's Wavehill Dogwood (40멓’ 54.5”N, 73º 54’ 45.3”W), the drawing of a venerable Kousa dogwood that can be seen through the window of the gallery, was created for this event.

    Millner works with hundreds of photographs, drawing the individual leaves of his tree imagery from different perspectives, combining and compressing a myriad of individual drawings into a stunning work. The drawings themselves only exist on the computer, but the final product, a light jet print, is a unique combination of drawing and photography.

    Millner’s reference is "Cliché Verre," the first and most basic photograph created in the 1850s, also referred to as "negative drawing."