Sculptor / Printmaker
Danae Bennett Miller’s one-of-a-kind bronze sculptures are part of the cultural landscape in Bend with two public sculptures—one downtown and one in a roundabout. She fabricates each sculpture from many individual parts using a lost wax process. But rather than sculpting the wax into a model, she pours it out in slabs. The ragged slabs then become the building blocks for the sculpture. A foundry translates the shapes into bronze, and Miller adds the patina herself. Recently she has begun to add molded glass to her sculptures. Many of Danae’s sculptures are tabletop-size which make acquiring one possible for all levels of collectors.
Danae also takes a sculptural approach with her printmaking, typically working with collagraph plates to print small editions.
Danae, her teenage son, and husband live on a ranch in Tumalo, Oregon.
See her process on this Oregon Art Beat segment.