A Series of Minor Miracles is a collaborative art project based on Jan Van Eyck’s (1395-1441) Arnolfini Portrait, a quintessential expression of intimacy and domesticity in art.  In it, Jan Van Eyck describes his world with utmost delicacy and reverence.  Brian Miller and Elizabeth Duffy were working collaboratively on images that combined their sculpture and photography when this painting became the catalyst for thinking about their ideas. The meticulous way Van Eyck describes his world and the sense that each object is infused with meaning is important to the artists’ investigations.  The sculptures and photographs they are creating seek to recreate the intensity of that world within the contemporary reality of their own lives.

Lola's Paw
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
19 x 12 inches
Baku's Paw
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
19 x 11 inches
Shirt
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
48 x 25 inches
Dress
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
44 x 19 inches
Mirror
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
19 x 12 inches
Key Chandelier
Welded Keys, Brass
20 x 20 x 11 inches
Table with Pattens
Basswood
48 x 13 x 13 inches
Pattens
Carved Bass Wood
15 x 5.5 x 4 inches (each)
Gift
2007
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
20 x 20 inches
Gift
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
20 x 14 inches
Dog Hair Medallion
Dog Hair embroidered with Human Hair
5 x 4 inches
Forged Nail
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
12 x 20 inches
Spooning
2015
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
Cast beeswax spoons
Salvia Alium
2015
Pigment Print on Hannemuhle paper
12 x 60 inches
EAD & BDM fuit hic
2015
silver laminate
10 x 20"
EAD & BDM were here
Rings
2015
Gold and gold plate
6 x 3/4 inches
Bulb
2015
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
Amber
2015
Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Paper
Ribbon Candy
2015
Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck
1434
Oil on Oak Panel
32 x 23 inches