Plan B - My Story, 2004

Harland Miller is both a writer and an artist. Plan B - My Story is from of a series of paintings that began in 2001, based on the dust jackets of Penguin books. By combining the motif from the Penguin book, Miller finds a way to marry aspects of pop art, abstraction, and figurative painting, with his writer’s love of text. The images are humorous, sardonic and nostalgic, while the painting style hints at the dog-eared, scuffed covers of the Penguin classics themselves.