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By trade I am a gilder, frame maker, and gilded object conservator.
In my personal creative outlets I often incorporate the skills of my trade into the artwork I produce. I work in analog, alternative, and pinhole photography. And I work in egg tempera and carved and gilded surfaces.
Gilded surfaces were traditionally used to attract available light in pre-electricity times. Used to adorn picture frames, burnished gold leaf would bring any available light in to illuminate the artwork it housed.
In my work, I use gilded surfaces to create reflective surfaces. I have been exploring the use of reflective surfaces in abstract creations to attract light and to reflect pattern and texture to the viewer to create illusions
The P.H. Miller Studio specializes in fine historically influenced handmade frames with particular focus on the late 19th and 20th Century American frame-makers from Boston and Bucks County, PA. The P.H. Miller Studio also provides gilded surface restoration services for frames, objects and furniture. On site gilding is available as well.
Historically Inspired, Period Appropriate