Mumbai, India

Bamboo car sculpture with one side covered in icing sugar.
Created during the Harmony Art Sculpture Symposium.

This sculpture was created during a one-month residency at the Reliance Industries HQ in Navi Mumbai, India.
The specific car model was made in facsimile to the Nano car model, by TATA, which was branded in advertisements as “the people’s car” in it’s inauguration in 2008. This car was meant to be affordable to the masses. As the title implies, Miller’s bamboo version of this car, with one side covered in icing sugar, was meant to show the contrast that exists within the population in India. It shows a contrast between urban and rural, technology and craft; decadence and poverty.

The bamboo structure was made with the assistance of craftspeople who lived on the streets of Mumbai.