Featured Artist : Gigi Miller
GiGi Miller (FrogTree Studios) is a mixed media artist, mother, and nature lover. She seeks to bring happiness and beauty to the world by creating aesthetically pleasing art that is inspired by the classics, and also by creating playful and whimsical art that feeds the imagination. Her love of nature is a constant source of inspiration for her themes. GiGi loves the creative process in general, whether she is painting, sculpting, working with mosaics, producing a multimedia installation, or taking photographs. Currently, she is focusing primarily on mosaic sculpture installations.
The past two years have been very busy and creatively satisfying for Gigi with many projects completed and concepts for new projects in the works. Her contributions to public art in and around Austin is garnering recognition and praise for her unique style and playful sensibility. Her work can truly be enjoyed by all. See the images below and their descriptions for some of her most recent works, and concepts for the future.
Smither Park Memory Wall
Gigi was invited to collaborate on a 28 foot section of a 400 foot memory wall in Houston's Smither Park. The wall features a whimsical reef teeming with imaginary fish that are literal versions of their namesakes, including a lemon shark, catfish, swordfish, rainbow trout, parrot fish, sawfish and more.
Leap of Faith
"Leap of Faith" is a fantastical tree frog with butterfly wings that was donated by GiGi to the Bee Cave Arts Foundation in 2013 and is on permanent display in the Bee Cave Sculpture Park
Catch me if you can
"Catch me if you can" is a whimsical chameleon with dragonfly wings that is currently located in the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden (through October of 2015). This sculpture is available for purchase. See Gigi's website for details.
Close up of one of several ceramic panels, featuring flora and fauna native to Texas. The panels are on display at the Nelson Center in San Marcos (on the side of the building bordering Hutchinson Street).
Design concept for The Playarium
The Playarium (future site in Bee Cave, TX), is the brainchild of Gigi Miller. It is a concept for a play space that is creative, whimsical, and visually pleasing and that invites free and imaginative play. Please click on the image to follow a link to a more full description.