Sandy Seated in a Square

Richard McDermott Miller (b. 1922, New Philadelphia, OH; d. 2005, New York, NY)

Richard McDermott Miller is known for creating naturalistic sculptures of primarily female nudes in bronze. In the studio, Miller often asked his models to situate themselves inside a large frame. He gave them no explicit directions, believing this open-ended invitation would showcase their flexibility, personality, and mood. For this work, model Sandy Ferdinand chose to lean against one side, her left hand gently pushing her body up against the edge and her dangling right hand breaking out of the square’s edge. 

Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923, to Williams College Museum of Art. 77.9.111.

Located at Field Farm.