Algernon Miller is an artist, musician and writer considered to be the father of Afrofuturist Art. Afrofuturism is a type of aesthetic that explores the African diaspora through scientific-fictional and historical lens. Miller was inspired by the work of Afrofuturist jazz musician, Sun Ra, as well as Egyptian mythology, and ancient traditions of geometry and numerology. He incorporated elements of these inspirations into his work to “transform” the non-material into the material.
Miller’s Untitled sculpture was part of a 1975 sculpture contest sponsored by the Committee on Works of Fine Art at the New York State Harlem Office Building.
Artist: Algernon Miller (1945)
Medium: stainless steel
Dimensions: 84 x 72 inches
Accession Number: H75.04
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