The title of this project, A Theory of All Things, refers to the Theory of Everything, which is, as I understand it, a theory in physics that explains and links together all known physical forces in nature. Almost all of my work deals with nature in some way, and for this series I decided to examine the landscape at close range. The camera sees things that I can't see, especially up close, and anomalies and phenomena occur that I can't explain or imagine. The landscape that I already think of as beautiful becomes transformed by the lens into something more mysterious and disorienting. I find myself thinking about the make-up of life and think of these pictures as proofs of my decidedly unscientific search for a Theory of Everything.
Dana Miller received her MFA from Bard College in 2005 and her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1996. She had her first solo exhibition in New York at the Jen Bekman Gallery in November 2004. She has been written about in the New York Times, the Village Voice, Leica Fotografie International and Art in America. Her work is held in the corporate collections of VISA New York and The Capital Group. Dana was a recipient of the Camera Club of New York's Residency program for 2006-7 and won the New York Photo Festival Portfolio Review Award in 2009. In 2010 she was selected for the Silverstein Photography Annual at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York. Dana lives and works in Brooklyn.