Hard Work is a continuously looped video featuring two characters engaging in a nefarious act; a cover up. My work represents the political condition as sinister, average, and ongoing. The nearly symmetrical composition takes its formality from state sponsored artworks. Hard Work is part of a larger series of artworks called Hiding the Body. These works offer a universal depiction of ongoing conspiracies. Robert Rauschenberg contended that, “The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history,” and I am in 100% agreement with him.
Tom Miller is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. He has taught studio art for 12 years, including as the Head of Sculpture and Digital Video at Santa Fe University of Art and Design for 9 years. Miller is a co-founder of the annual Outdoor Vision Fest at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. In 2013, he was named Site Santa Fe’s inaugural Honored Educator. Miller’s artwork has been exhibited nationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art-Tucson, the Lannan Foundation, the University of Arizona Museum of Art, the New Mexico Museum of Art, Tamarind Institute, and the Center for Contemporary Art-Santa Fe. His work has been represented by James Kelly Contemporary Art and Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe.