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Steve Miller
Sloth Pieta
Ink jet, laminated glass and bronze

82 x 37 1/4 x 1 1/8 inches
MSU purchase, funded by the Emma Grace Holmes Endowment

Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan State University

Excerpt from the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum:

Sloth Pieta (2012) is an extension of American sculptor Steve Miller’s project, “Saude do Planeta,” in which Miller collaborated with the Brazil’s Instituto Goeldi to create a series of x-ray images of animals celebrating Brazil’s biodiversity, the sculpture depicts a female sloth with her offspring. The Brazilian sloth is suffering from air pollution and habitat loss, metaphorically highlighting a planet being sacrificed to mankind’s continued industrial progress. The black and white x-ray image has been laminated between sheets of glass.

Photo courtesy Kurt Stepnitz © Steve Miller


Steve Miller, American, (1951- )
b. October 12, 1951, Buffalo, NY

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