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Armageddon Is It Too Much To Ask (small)

Armageddon Is It Too Much To Ask (small)
Signed Print

Harland Miller

Etching, 2017
Signed Print Edition of 50

Critical Review

The artist utilises various printmaking techniques in Armageddon Is It Too Much To Ask?. By employing polymer-gravure, photo-etching and block printing, Miller achieves a more graphic and superimposed finish. While at first glance the work might seem one dimensional, its main elements have in fact been given a multilayered appearance.

The disposition of the textual and the figurative components in this print have been revised, and the title no longer occupies the central panel. As opposed to the artist’s earlier adaptations of Penguin book covers, the observer is unlikely to be intimately familiarised with the source material utilised in this work. As a result, a different kind of relationship is formed between form, text and colour palette. In effect, the title is actually activated by the bold colour composition in the centre. A corresponding strategy and structure can be detected in Miller’s Happiness: The Case Against.