Expressing a primordial innocence of arousal, Miller shifts exteriors internally to provide a surreal, subconscious glimpse into longing, acceptance, and power. With “childhood” propped as simultaneous voyeur and youthful naiveté, the physical players similarly mirror the interchangeable role of giver/receiver. In so doing the work illustrates the power of willingness, irretrievably tangled and consummately fulfilled by the identifier. While the title is a short game pun, “Pansy” deeply proposes questions about one’s understanding of self and how desire is nurtured.
image courtesy of the artist and Revision Space