In my current work, I imagine my body as a cursor drawing lines through wild places. Given three-dimensional form, these routes describe the kinship between wild places and the queer body, where both body and place represent an uncanny other.

My background in journalism and horticulture heavily informs my art practice. Both emphasize the action of bearing witness—one to the human experience, the other to that of plants, and thereby the natural world. This duality manifests itself in my work as organic sculptural objects made from the detritus of both worlds.

I draw from familiar materials that characterize how we use land and space: farming, fishing, hunting, mining, gardening, building. I find that, by recontextualizing ordinary elements to animate to my travels, I can create dioramas of a queer ecology, records of a relationship that feels both mystical and futuristic.

To encounter our human body is to encounter the natural world... The closer we come to the body, the closer we draw to the truth of our own wildness... The body reminds us that we are here, now, and our presence is our most powerful resource.
— Lama Willa B. Miller