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Sming Sming Books
Miller Robinson, Tomorrow Is Yesterday's Flower
Tomorrow Is Yesterday's Flower is a box set of 3 books by sculptor Miller Robinson. The book includes an essay written by Robinson and archives their exhibition in the 281-foot-long-tunnel of the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles. Robinson investigates the historical and mythological overlaps of earth, body, and tool. By exhibiting raw materials, handmade tools, diagrammatic drawings, and recordings of fire, they aim to understand and connect the dots between matter, time, and human existence. Their works draw upon the elemental compositions of the materials that they use, creating fundamental tools that could be used to grind, mark, and measure. Existing as indexical or narrative artifacts, each tool’s intended function is informed and activated by the matter of its anatomy; mirroring the elemental functions that take place in our bodies.
Miller Robinson is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. Their work has been exhibited in Los Angeles at the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Heritage Square Museum, Ben Maltz Gallery, and with Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), as well as HORESEANDPONY Fine Arts in Berlin amongst others. Miller received a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2014.
April 2019, English, 5.75 x 8.25 in, 3 books (5 x 7.5 in, 26 pages, color, softcover; 5 x 7.5 in, 12 pages, color, accordion; 5 x 7.5 in, 28 pages, color, softcover)
Design: Sming Sming Books
Edition of 150
Sming Sming Books is an artist-run publishing studio based in California, producing a wide range of artists books developed out of close conversation and collaboration with artists and writers whose work and ideas inform the book's design, materials, and printing choices.