UNTITLED MIRROR 7

 

UNTITLED MIRROR 7

a film by Helen Miller
running time 7' 46"
completion 2013
  A Fazzi Film
© HELEN UNDERWOOD MILLER

Synopsis

February 2013. It is deep winter on our hillside, Italy. The land is wet and frozen, the horses coats grew thick. As the temperature drops further, Sam lights his furnace to smelt a pot of bronze. Working in freezing temperatures, he pours the liquid gold and it's as if we slipped back through the centuries to the first time someone cast bronze on a mountain, and what a miracle that must have been! 

Snow begins to fall. The horses head for shelter and Sam cuts facets from acqua marine mirror. From this raw winter landscape a glinting work emerges. 

Filmed on an iphone, the smallness of which brings me closer to Sam's work and all that is here.

© Sam Orlando Miller.   Photographs and film © Helen Underwood Miller