February 21, 2013

Colette Miller Is Spreading Her Wings

Painter Colette Miller is spreading her wings, and the public is getting into it. 

Since summer 2012, She has been painting angel wings on walls as part of an interactive street art project. Her wings have been photographed in Ventura and LA in the states, and in the slums outside of Nairobi, where she traveled to film her documentary “Forget the Children.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7g2cgF1Pjk

Miller says she was stunned by the reaction at first. “I was amazed [at] the first set I tagged, during a street fair. My friends and I watched as thousands of people line up and take turns, posing with the wings. It was all walks, ages, religions, races. It was cool.” Arguably the most interesting point is that people inherently know what to do with them. “Every time I put them up, people, on their own, unguided...find their way in front of them and take their photos.”

She has plans to hit Japan this May, but says she’ll be putting them up wherever she goes. Now anytime Colette Miller hits the streets, an angel gets its wings.

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