ABOUT MY WORK
I can not separate myself of the learning I have had for 62 years of life. It has taken me that long
to learn to look carefully and not forget the essence of the faces, places, colors, smells and sounds. Other concepts
are difficult to share, like pain and passion, life and death , hard work and exploitation, those are emotions
that only the interactionist can absorb from a piece of work. That's when it becomes art. I can not forget the history
embedded in my DNA ,yet I try to make every moment my very own...and also part of the whole.
I live as it were my last breathe..for it just might be my last breathe.
Besides my work being an extension of me and representational to the viewer...I am also concerned
with the paint ,organization and the abstract qualities of the image. I work with line, shape, shape, texture etc.,but
try not to the point of wanting to gain control of materials. I let the painting take its own evolutionary road. Not
having control of the elements and creating the painting intuitively. I try not intellectualizing too much.....that challenge
is too defeating for me.Art is like breathing to me. and I know it helps me heal.
I work with the 3 primary colors. I create each painting by visualizing the rainbow and mixing the colors
directly on the canvas , pretty much the way children do.
For I too am just a child.
Ruth Olivar Millan, MA Cross-cultural/ Multi-lingual Education ( a master's in Linguistics,
education, sociology and History) UC Berkeley Art and Latin American Studies, Spanish minor. K-12 standard multi-subjects
credential, Bilingual/Cross cultural education specialis. Adult Education. Certified Breast Health Facilitator
American Cancer Society.
Traveled world wide.
Wife of Richard Millan. HP engineer. Mother of Ricardo Olivar Millan, Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts,
California Culinary Academy. Grand mother Cuca of Vivian Rose Millan.