The sonogram produces an image on the basis of sound waves reflected back to a source as a function of density and lucency of organs, tissues, and fluid. It has found wide application in the assessment of fetuses and pregnancies. Steve Miller created “L’Origine du Monde” (1994), a large silkscreen painting of a sonogram of twin girls, which references Courbet’s infamous work, bracketed by a radar-like sweep of paint above, and an EKG tracing below. The artist is deeply invested in the fields of science and technology, and his work draws upon iconic images, cartography, and the medical body to address the ways that identity is constructed.
– Kóan-Jeff Baysa
Steve Miller studied painting and sculpture at Skowhegan School , earned his BA from Middlebury College with highest art honors, and was a Hans Hoffman Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown , MA . His work has been shown in solo and group shows at venues including White Columns in NYC, the New York Academy of Sciences in NYC, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, the Jack Shainman Gallery in Washington, Public Art Fund – Times Square Electronic Billboard, the Hong Kong Arts Center in China, the Josh Baer Gallery in NY, the Karin Sachs Gallery in Germany, and the CAPC Musee Bordeaux in France.