Public Art at Williams
Sandy Seated in a Square, 1967
Richard McDermott Miller (American, b. 1922)
Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923
Photo by Megan Cross
Miller was known for creating intricate, lifelike nude sculptures at a time when most sculptors were fixated on abstraction. He created wax and clay studies in the presence of a live model and then had the wax and clay models cast in bronze. Miller’s figural works range from a few inches to more than eight feet tall. A similar sculpture of Sandy in a geometric frame is a part of the campus of the University of Houston.
This sculpture, currently located at Field Farm, was bequeathed to the college by renowned collector Lawrence Bloedel.