Though Portland native Catherine J. H. Miller‘s art is diverse in medium and topic, one theme emerges frequently. Miller is visually impaired and believes that her disability is part of what allows her to see that “what is often outside is just what an artist should spend their life hoping to speak about.” In her art, she seeks to discuss what she feels is marginalized in art and society.
Miller’s paintings are often like her sculptures in that they are highly textural. One could say that the viewer’s eye feels the surface of her paintings. Her most recent artistic endeavors explore disability and art, working mainly in sculpture and watercolor.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMtHood, where x=independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxMtHood event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit TED.com to learn more.