Tomorrow's Tigers - Harland Miller


If, 2018-2019
Hand-knotted, hand-spun, hand-dyed natural wool
Limited edition of 10 plus one artist’s proof
Courtesy of the artist and White Cube

This rug uses a fine knot count and many different shades of wool to create the watercolour, aged effect for the field. The lettering is a single tone of black mill spun wool and the edges are carved to give the graphic look to the lettering.

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Each rug in the edition of 10 is hand made to order, please allow six to nine months for delivery (delivery time will be confirmed upon order).

Each rug will be hand made by Christopher Farr's craftspeople in Mirzapour, India, using natural wools and silks, hand-dyed in small quantities. All the wool is sourced directly from local wool markets as fleece and spun by hand in local facilities. Wherever possible natural dyes have been used. Where the colours cannot be obtained using natural dyes, top quality CIBA dyes have been used that are AZO free using a wastewater treatment plant and air filter system for prevention of emissions during the heating/energy production process. Christopher Farr is an active member of Care&Fair: an organisation based in India dedicated to the elimination of child labour in the rug industry and the education of children in weaving areas.


b. 1964, Yorkshire, UK
Lives and works in London

Harland Miller is both a writer and an artist, practising both roles over a peripatetic career in Europe and America. 

After living and exhibiting in New York, Berlin and New Orleans during the 1980s and 90s, Miller achieved critical acclaim with his debut novel, ‘Slow down Arthur, Stick to Thirty’ (2000) – the story of a kid who travels around northern England with a David Bowie impersonator. In the same year he published a novella, ‘First I was Afraid, I was Petrified’, based on the true story of a female relative with obsessive compulsive disorder. In 2001, Miller produced a series of paintings based on the dust jackets of Penguin books. By combining the motif inherent in the Penguin book, Miller found a way to marry aspects of Pop Art, abstraction and figurative painting with his writers’ love of text.

His solo exhibitions include BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2009) and Palacio Quintanar, Segovia, Spain (2015). Group exhibitions include Somerset House, London, UK (2016) and Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK (2013).

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