Title: Dolphin Rhythm
Date Creation: 1998
Location: 6801 Gaylord Parkway – Exterior TSG
“The subliminal theme of the sculpture is dominance of the viewer by heavy mass existing in space with a physical scale that is comprehensible. The sculpture is monumental to individual human scale. It was created for a one-to-one relationship (viewer/sculpture) as opposed to a form overpowering a specific building, landscape, or collective horde of people.
Displacement of space is a reality with this work. The visual emphasis is mass existing in space with an illusion of an evolving sequence. The inferred kinetic energy is in the mind of the viewer.
I like the fact that steel has no monetary value. Bronze and materials like that have an assigned value, but with steel, the only value it has is what I make of it artistically. Anything I do in giving it a personality is where it derives its value.” - John Brough Miller, Artist
About the Artist:
John Brough Miller lived and worked in Argyle, TX, before passing away at the age of 77 in 2010. He received a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University and a M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
He has spent most of his life designing and producing large-scale steel sculptures and teaching.His teaching career included classes in Michigan and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Museum School, but he is best known for his nearly thirty years at Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX. While at TWU, he chaired the Department of Visual Arts; was a member of the Graduate School Faculty and the MFA Division of the Federation of North Texas Area Universities. He was given the title of Professor Emeritus in 1992.
His monumental steel sculptures have been a favorite of architects and public art projects. Among his awards and commissions are installations for the Los Angeles International Airport; the Greater Denton Arts Council; Lubbock, TX; Abilene, TX; The Studios at Las Colinas; Florida State University; Amarillo Art Center, and the University of Missouri. He has been commissioned by several leading architectural firms for monumental steel works for commercial projects around the country.